Friday, December 08, 2006

Sign Language Study

For one of my scientific studies(Last year I asked about the invisible phone).

So in the holiday spirit of spirits....

Do you know how you may be at a party or maybe Sears and you want to signal to someone that a third party, maybe, has had too much to drink, without coming right out and saying it, so you use the universal hand signal, where you hold up your hand to your mouth to symbolize the alcoholic drink and you make the quick one-two wrist flick towards your mouth while you roll your eyes towards the said questionable drunk person. You know what I am talking about.

Well, are you the tip-of-the-thumb-to-the-mouth-pinky-extended type of "Yo. That Dude is drunk" signal giver or are you the form-your-hand-like-you-are-holding-a-cup (if you look at your hand your index finger to your thumb looks like the letter "C") and-you-take-an-imaginary-sip-from-the-edge-of-your-thumb "Yo. That Dude is drunk" signal giver?

And as a side question, what type of imaginary spirit do you think of when you are making this gesture?

And just an obeservation I made about myself while reading last years imaginary phone study and this imaginary booze study is that I can "drink" from my "phone".

29 comments:

lawnwhisperer said...

The reason that you think that you can drink from your phone is that when you are the drunk dude that people are talking about, you are calling everyone you know and acting drunk. So I can see how your phone is also your glass, and the drink you have in your hand is Jack. There is no other for you.

momo9 said...

Pinky is extended for me. Now what catagory does that put me in? You are totally crazy! Get all that from your Dad, or maybe your Pop-Pop. Surely not from me! Or maybe it's due to all the passing out when you were younger. You are Crazy!

Michelle said...

Hand in a "C" for me...& I'm taking a shot of Jagermeister!

the dogwalker said...

I'm a tip of the thumb guy, drinking my air beer. Unless we're referring to the Lawnwhisperer again, in which case we use both hands and imagine the Captain.....

sandy said...

I'm using a "C" hold and throwing it back like I'm doing a shot...a shot of something vile and nasty, like there's a hair in it.

cat said...

Dude. What the... Are you drunk?

Although, come to think of it, tool shopping at Sears with TGIM probably would be a TON more fun inebriated. Huh.

Deanne said...

Hand in a "C" for me as well. And I'm probably thinking about a mixed drink that a friend serves, called the Red Devil. Good stuff! Yuuummm!

nelly said...

hand in a 'c' imagining a nice cold beer! i haven't had one in a very long time!!

Anonymous said...

It depends on the drinker...

For Dano a Beer

For you a rocks glass

For JT Throw him in a bush

Hand in a "C" Two quick pops

Tonia said...

tip-of-the-thumb-to-the-mouth-pinky-extended
And I think vodka for some reason

Anonymous said...

Obviously, Maxfield is making the gesture in yesterdays post and he even has two olives to prove it

Platypus said...

With me it's a C and it's always vodka! (Except if it were vodka it would be in a mug or something because I never gesture the imaginary shot glass. It's more like a vat...

No_Newz said...

I too can get drunk from my phone. Maybe this is where drunk dialing originated??
Have a great weekend!

sharkey said...

Thumb and pinky extended.

Wouldn't it be great if all of us had webcams today so you could watch us demonstrate/figure it out as we read? 'Cuz you KNOW we're all doing it.

kellymac said...

Tip-of-the-thumb, pinky extended for me, having a nice cold Canadian beer :).
P.S. I love how your mother called you crazy...twice!

susie said...

Am I the only one who wants to know who was drunk at Sears?

Cupped hand, wrist tilt twice torwards mouth.

I think of vodka.

Who was drunk-power-tool-buying at Sears?

Anonymous said...

you are going the wrong way....

TBG said...

the c type!

Oh and for the phone study I am the pinky thumb person not the closed fist!

Oh and I am drinking a kettle one and tonic with a fresh lime!

Scottsdale Girl said...

Letter C hand and a beer naturally

But it should be mentioned that I am the drunk person everyone else is making this motion over...usually

kalki said...

I don't think I'm either of these. I hold my hand as if I'm holding a martini. It's not a C, but the pinky isn't exactly extended, either.

Come to think of it, probably no one can interpret what the hell sort of signal I'm giving, given that my fingers look like I'm holding a freaking funnel.

eclectic said...

Letter C WITH pinky extended. And Shawkey so busted me -- I'm totally over here tipping my imaginary beer!

bbsgirl said...

well, I had to think of which way I do that jesture and it's the hand in the form of a "c". Interesting survey...lol

Lynn said...

Letter C hand.
Whiskey or other hard liquor straight up in the glass.
Those were the days.
I'm the perfect designated driver.

Cole said...

C (standard tumbler grip). Double pump with rolled eyes and smirk. Bourbon.

Jem said...

C!

Jem said...

Oh - I just got the imaginary spirit thing. I thought you meant what kind of imaginary spirit did I imagine myself to be, like a small ghoul or something.

I don't actually do that much 'cause I'm normally the drunk one...but it'd probably be something like bourbon.

Nilbo said...

Hand in a C shape, but the imaginary drink is hoisted to the ear. Because if someone's that drunk, they're not hitting targets.

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Letter "C hand here as well. Not sure what imaginary booze it is, but I DO know I was making that signal about YOU at Susie's on Wednesday.

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