Lustbox: Men who can sign

sign languageNow, PLA and I were having a bit of a collective swoon about men who use sign language yesterday, and I suggested lustboxing the lot of them.

Then I worried that perhaps it was offensive or patronising or something. Anyway, after a lot of thought (and, I’ll be honest, there’s not usually a lot of thinking going on when lustboxing) I’ve come to the conclusion that this is just a variation on finding bilingual men sexy.

Leroy Jethro GibbsThe conversation started with silver fox Mark Harmon, who as Special Agent Gibbs regularly (though not regularly enough) converses in sign language with Abby Sciuto (who proves that signing women are sexy too), and moved on to Connor from Waterloo Road who signed his wedding vows.

Then there’s double signing with Guppy Sean and Sam Colloby from Casualty in the late nineties and more doctors signing in ER – proving that sign language can make even doctors Benton and Romano seem a lot more human.

Josh LymanSadly I couldn’t find you links to the rare bit of signing we get from my favourite West Winger Josh Lyman (Season 2, Episode 20 – thank you Twitter hive mind), though I can give you Joey Lucas and Kenny signing AND annoying Josh at the same time. What’s not to love?

And then of course there’s CSI’s Gil Grissom. Smart, geeky and a signer. Not to mention William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God. Who have I missed? Let me know. And feel free to share more sexy signing women too.

Finally, why not follow @BritishSignBSL on Twitter and learn a new sign every day?

[NB I nearly included Benton Fraser here, but although he understands ASL, he doesn’t actually sign for us in Due South, and semaphore may be a niche attraction even by my standards…]

Posted by Jo the Hat


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5 responses to “Lustbox: Men who can sign

  1. pauseliveaction

    It looks so beautiful and expressive. There’s also a lovely use of sign language for dramatic effect in Four Weddings and a Funeral I’m sure we’ll think of more!

  2. How could I have forgotten Four Weddings and a Funeral? I loved the bit where the girl learns to sign just so she can talk to John.

  3. Totally agree about how sexy men signing is!

    Though that’s Sean, not Guppy. And wasn’t Big Mac a sign language interpreter too? (But probably there’s only so much BSL can do to make someone sexy )

    Sticking with the hospital theme, Guy in Green Wing has a go…

    • pauseliveaction

      Brilliant! If it had been lovely Dr Mac signing, I may just have fainted on the spot.

    • Ah apologies. It was a long time ago and I had to rely on my flabby memory rather than credits. Plus, hugely distracted by sight of the gorgeous Paterson Joseph and dashing Robert Gwilym after so many years…

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