20 ASL Signs You Don’t Want to Mix Up | Mental Floss

Have you ever been a newbie language learner and accidentally said something completely different from what you meant? It’s more common than you think, and happens in most languages, including American Sign Language (ASL).

To make matters worse for new ASL users, many signs are incredibly similar to each other. And while your Deaf friends might get a good laugh when you accidentally sign f**k you instead of thank you, it’s still best to know the correct signs when interacting within the Deaf community.

Let’s review 20 different signs that are close, but not the same.

1. and 2. Month and Condom

3. and 4. Bug and Orgasm

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