Signs for TRAIN
Meaning: A series of railroad cars moved as a unit by a locomotive or by integral motors.
[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.]
Written ASL digit for TRAIN. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2020]
Deaf Culture and tidbits
Here goes your million question (or actually a ten thousand question, I don't know) on the American TV game "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire":
What is your answer to the question above?
Needs a lifeline? 50:50, Phone-a-Friend, Ask the Expert, or Ask the Audience? Whatever is your choice, here it is:
Glossed as: train gone sorry, or more literally, train zoom sorry
English translation: The train has been just gone, sorry.
I don't wish to repeat what I just said.
Are you confused? Yeah, just a pun. :D
If a signer is about to finish the last sentence with a listener at around the same time another friend joins this group's conversation. The person might be curious and ask, "What did you just say?" The signer or listener in the group might say "train gone sorry." It means that they wouldn't repeat what they just talked. Usually, it is a friendly remark or sometimes a joke.
See more idioms in ASL.