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Authors: Lou Fant,Barbara Bernstein Fant,Betty Miller

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VIDEOPHONE

VIRUS

VISIT—This sign, combined with the AGENT sign makes "guest"

vlog

VOICE

VOLLEYBALL

VOTE—elect

WAIT—wait for

WANT

WASH CLOTHES

WASH FACE

WASH HANDS

WASHING MACHINE—laundry, laundromat

WASHINGTON—both the city and the state as well as George Washington

watch (LOOK)

WATER

WAVE

WE—for more than two persons

WE TWO

weary (TIRED)

weather

WEDNESDAY

WEEK

WEEK AGO

WEEKLY

WET

wh- sign questions

WHAT

WHAT SHRUG—This sign and the WHAT sign are essentially the same, but the WHAT SHRUG sign is used much more

WHEN (the DURING sign is used in sentences like "When I was a boy. . .," when no question is being asked)

WHERE

WHICH

WHISKEY

WHITE

WHO

WHOLE

WHY

wi-fi

WIFE

WILL—although this sign does refer to the future ("shall"), it is used much more to express intention

WIN

WIND

WINDOW—This sign must be made so that the "window" is opened, then shut. If only one movement is used, it will mean "Open the window" or "Shut the window"

WINE

winter (COLD)

WITH

WOMAN

WONDERFUL—Sunday

words versus signs

WORK—job

WORM

WORSHIP

WRITE—pen, pencil; any writing instrument

x-ray

YEAR

YELLOW

yes/no questions

YESTERDAY

yet (BUT)

YOU

YOU AND I

YOUNGER

YOUR

YOURSELF—This sign may also be used idiomatically in the same way as "Aloha" and "Shalom" are used, that is to say "Hello" and "Good-bye" and to wish someone the best of everything

ZERO

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