GUHDO = DOUGH
GUENL = LUNGE
GUFARL = FRUGAL
CCROSH = SCORCH
WITH SO MANY STUDENTS, THE SIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER HAD – – –
DUH LNE FAL SRH = HER HANDS FULL
Happy Tuesday everyone! How silly of me it was to confuse “hand gestures” with “sign language.” I almost mistakenly brushed them off as being one and the same. It’s not all that big of a leap when you stop and think about it though. After reading a few articles on the matter, I’ve come to realize just how broad — and complex — the art of signing truly is, and how easily a series of gestures can be misinterpreted by those that are hearing impaired.
Imagine for a moment that you need to tell a deaf person that they’re going to be late for their ride to the airport. You might put your arms out to the side and then quickly point to your wrist. The two gestures might seem universally recognizable and easily understood, but for all the deaf person knows you could be inquiring of them what time their flight leaves. Signs are a part of language, and they easily connect with other signs to form an infinite amount of thoughts and sentences. It’d be nearly impossible to thoroughly explain ourselves by simply using gestures alone.
Today’s solve was a little too automatic for my liking. From the words to to the payoff, everything solved without a hitch. We’ve encountered GUHDO and CCROSH before, but you probably didn’t recognize them because it’s been quite awhile since they last showed up! Of the pack, SCORCH incinerated the competition and wound up being my pick for today’s hardest anagram.
Cool cartoon of a visibly frustrated sign language teacher. Jeff easily pulled off the gag by surrounding her with six-squirming students. They all seem to want to be the first to impress her with what they’ve just learned. She attempts to maintain order by reminding the students that they must each wait their turn, but her patience seems to running a bit thin at this point. Since she exclaimed “one at a time,” I’d assume the students aren’t completely deaf and just might be learning sign language to communicate with another classmate. I bet the signing chart of the alphabet on the wall becomes an invaluable resource if the students forget some of their letters!
Our final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. Even though it was 4-letters longer than yesterday’s layout the overly leading nature of the sentence made it an instant solve. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow.