Signs for POTATO
Definition: A starchy round vegetable that grows underground and has white flesh with light brown or red skin, which is one of the most important food crops, usually cooked and eaten.
Another word for potato: SPUD.
Handshape rhymes (language play): POTATO, HARD.
Lorey's father is a devoted farmer. Just like his father, he dedicated his life to growing potatoes. Unfortunately, his mother left him for the next door farmer who grew SWEET POTATOES and created a new life with a sweeter family. Unlike his father and grandfather, his stepfather wants nothing to do with potatoes but sweet potatoes. Which is a shame, because he loves FRENCH FRIES, mashed potatoes, and potato chips. What can I say, like father, like son.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
The upper level is a set of digits for arm and claw V handshape with two dots for two repetitions. The lower line is a fingerspelled word for 'potato'.
ASL digit written and contributed by Jolanta in the ASLwrite community, 2017.
Simplified and better way of writing POTATO by John Escobedo, Oct. 2017.
Variation of the written ASL digit for POTATO. Posted 2021.