SMURF in Sign Language
If you were a kid or older in the 80s, you likely know the Smurfs, those tiny blue human-like creatures who lived in mushrooms in TV series.
Signs for SMURF
How do you say 'smurf' in ASL? The sign of the regional variation from Alberta in the 1980s has one.
Meaning: a comic and television series of small blue creatures called Smurfs.
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant fist hand moves from the back of the head toward the top near the forehead.
Smurf in Sign Language TV series
In the episode "Smurfing in Sign Language" in the 1980s, at about 4:00, the Smurf in red hat explained that Laconia the forest fairy is mute (but apparently not deaf). Then, a few Smurfs asked Laconia what the signs are for 'butterfly', 'bird', 'cat' like old mean something.
At about 5:00, the Smurf with black eyeglasses asked what the sign is for "Smurf". Then the few other Smurfs were given their name signs.