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A/S/L? No, ASL.


Only one of these signs for "Emoji" will survive. (via Hopes and Fears)

American Sign Language is the third-most common language in the United States after English and Spanish. Unlike English and Spanish, however, you don't Tweet in sign language or use it to post to Facebook (obviously, you could upload a signing video, but bear with me). So how does the Deaf community adapt to new slang that's primarily written, in particular Internet slang, and agree on new gestures to communicate those concepts? In short, a few alternate gestures (especially between generations) compete until prominent ASL websites and people in the Deaf community agree.

Sources: Hopes and Fears