How to sign shit in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Expletive or defecation

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in an "A" handshape and your dominant hand underneath your non-dominant hand with your thumb beginning inside the curled finger of the non-dominant hand. Your dominant hand should move downward away from your other hand. This sign mimics human excrement leaving the body.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for shit
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for shit
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Vulgar expression or defecation

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands away from each other and your dominant hand in a "5" handshape. Move your dominant hand towards the other, ending with your thumb entering the top of the closed fist of the other hand.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of shit

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of shit

End of Sign

Final Frame of shit

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for shit
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for shit
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

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