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Sign in Tongues

for the ecstatically religious, hearing and speech challenged
 
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An international sign language has been developed to aid the deaf and dumb, to communicate utterances when "speaking" in tongues.

For example, the ecstatic speech phrase "a shambala ala shundula" is signed by a left-hand, high-five and one-handed thumb twiddle plus a hitch-hike, right thumb, followed by an open-the-(church)doors-and-see-all-the-people, then a double-handed, knocker squeeze, to be concluded with the Travolta, double, sideways, victory swipe.

FarmerJohn, Apr 04 2003

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       Translate: A wop bop a loom op a lop bam boom
thumbwax, Apr 04 2003
  

       I'm all fingers and thumbs today +1
po, Apr 04 2003
  

       tw: Oh, that's an easy one. You do the Itsy bitsy spider while clapping the elbows.   

       po: I see you talking.
FarmerJohn, Apr 04 2003
  

       <sp>shambola<sp>
egbert, Apr 04 2003
  

       Wouldn't hand jiving achieve the same effect?
DrCurry, Apr 04 2003
  

       I thought this was an idea for a tongue scanner to biometrically identify users and log them in to their computer networks.
bristolz, Apr 04 2003
  

       I wonder if a person signing in tongues would look like they were having an epileptic fit?
krelnik, Apr 04 2003
  
      
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