Hand Signing  or  Finger Spelling

(known as “Manual Alphabet” from American Sign Language or
Finger Spelling” to deaf people)




A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle

Nothing you can't spell will ever work. - Will Rogers

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand. - Kurt Vonnegut

I will not down to posterity talking bad grammar. - Benjamin Disraeli

The English contribution to world cuisine. The chip. - John Cleese

You can't hold your head high with your hand out. - Yiddish Proverb

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

He speaks English, Spanish, and he's bilingual too. - Don King

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language. - Larry Wall

When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. - Luqman

He could shake your hand and stab you in the back at the same time. - Richard Nixon

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

Humour is practically the only thing about which the English are utterly serious. - Malcolm Muggeridge

The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights. - Will Rogers

The last time I saw him he was walking down Lover's Lane holding his own hand. - Fred Allen

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

"The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" had the big fat English actor, Charles Lawson. - Archie Bunker

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante

Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not at hand. - Thomas Aquinas

The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise, we do not believe in it at all. - Noam Chomsky

Art is the right hand of nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men. - Friedrich Schiller

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P Jones

Caesar dreamed that he was flying above the clouds, and now that he was clasping the hand of Jupiter. - Suetonius

Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world. - Alison Lurie

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open, and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away. - Dorothy Parker

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism. - Huey Newton

No bum that can't speak poifect English oughta stay in this country - oughta be de-exported the hell outta here! - Archie Bunker

I'm telling you, things are getting out of hand. Or maybe I'm discovering that things were never in my hands. - Gordon Atkinson

The problem is that we always look for the missing piece of the puzzle instead of finding a place for the one in our hand. - Alina Radoi

Englishmen learn Christ's law best in English. Moses heard God's law in his own tongue; so did Christ's apostles. - John Wycliffe

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake. - Marie Ray

It is Ireland's sacred duty to send over, every few years, a playwright to save the English theatre from inarticulate glumness. - Kenneth Tynan

Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else. - C S Lewis

Cricket - a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity. - Lord Mancroft

Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones. - Keith Richards

I'm not an equipment nut. I tend to use whatever's at hand. I have several cameras, of course, but I'm not emotional about any of them. - Leonard Nimoy


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