Nod of Incomprehension

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(Some of the contents of this page were contributed by Ed Bosson at 19 Jan 1996.)

You make the famous "Nod of Incomprehension" when:

  • You are hearing person who is beginning to learn Sign.
  • You are oral deaf person who is pretending to listen to spoken conversation.
  • You are Deaf person who is pretending to read English.
  • When you are a hearing relative listening to a deaf relative talking (vocally).
  • When you are a deaf employee lipreading his/her hearing boss.
  • When you are a hearing boss reading deaf employee's writing.

If you have other examples, please E-mail them to Omer Zak for inclusion in this page.

Last update date: 
2005 Dec 2