Matthew Parker's Decoder #2011-4

Do you see the hands in the April 2011 issue of Clubhouse magazine? If you thought they were sign language, give yourself a hand! If you don't remember the signs, here they area again:

How It Works:
You may have seen this code before; it’s the alphabet in sign language. Decoding is easy—just match the hand gesture with the letter it represents.

Sign language was created so people who are deaf could communicate as clearly as those who aren’t. What most people don’t know is that sign language is different in countries all over the world; there’s no one “universal” way to sign.

Look for another secret message next month!

Copyright © 2011 by Christopher Maselli. Used by permission. Illustration © Gary Locke.