A woman was “mortified” after insinuating intercourse with her fiancé through sign language only to discover her future mother-in-law knew what she was saying.
The now-viral Reddit post, titled, “TIFU: My mother-in-law knows sign language,” has been upvoted 15,200 times since it was shared in the subreddit “Today I F**ked Up.” Redditor @jikiyoung shared the post on June 16, which has received over 500 comments.
According to the website Start ASL, American Sign Language is the “natural language” used by about 500,000 deaf people in the United States and Canada. In addition, 28 million people in the country have some amount of hearing loss, and 2 million of them are deaf. Around 10 percent of those people were born deaf.
A woman’s risqué sign language fail in front of her family backfired hilariously. Above, a woman uses sign language.
The original poster (OP) is a 20-year-old female, and her fiancé is 19. They’ve been learning American Sign Language for a couple of months, with the woman revealing that she took classes when she was much younger, but never learned more than the basics. She admitted she was finally able to get her fiancé to learn it with her since they’ve been working service jobs for a number of years, “and it’s just a good skill to have.”
“Well, we have taken a more personal use to it and communicate with each other in times where it would be rude to convey what we want to say to each other (i.e. ‘Let’s go home,’ ‘I’m bored,’ ‘I’m hungry,’ etc.),” the woman explained. “So with that all said, I’m about two and a half shots deep in some vodka. I had just spent two weeks in quarantine with COVID, haven’t seen my fiancé since then, and was feeling frisky.”
They were at the dinner table at the time, and her partner’s mother and sister were making sandwiches about 10 feet away from them within view. The OP “signaled” to her partner, signing, “penis, vagina, upstairs?”
However, the woman didn’t see her future mother-in-law watching her sign to him. All of a sudden, his face was turning red, and he looked at his mother, then back to the OP and said, “She knows sign language.”
The OP admitted she was “instantly mortified,” and her face turned “bright red hot.” However, her partner’s mom “laughed” since they were both “red as cherries.” The Redditor got up due to the embarrassment, leaving the room for a few seconds.
The OP continued: “I cannot believe I did that in front of her. I even tried to make it less obvious using [lesser]-known signs, but she watches a lot of shows about deaf/HoH [hard of hearing] people and has picked up on quite a few of the signs. Thankfully, she …….