I don't know ASL, so I don't know a sign for Detroit, Ann Arbor, or Oberlin (my US places).
So I'm posting the sign for Kathmandu, the city where I learned to sign!

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Adam Frost <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I am a West Coaster, and I must admit that people get East Coast city signs mixed up along with our own city signs. But this is how I personally sign the 4 commonly confused "B" cities, since I am very picky and have been known to correct people at times. ;-) It seems to match what you sign, Kim.

Boston, Massachusetts

Baltimore, Massachusetts

Berkeley, California

Burbank, California


On Mar 28, 2013, at 8:23 AM, Kimberley Shaw wrote:

Hi everyone:
those of us in Boston, Massachusetts sign it thus:

and refer to Berkeley, CA thus:

But some of my signing friends tell me that when you're on the West Coast, it's the other way around!
Kim from Boston

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
SignWriting List
March 28, 2013

NAMES OF CITIES and STATES Around the World

Thank you, Ingvild, Charles and Stefan for your signs!

I would suggest that you add your signs to the International Sign Dictionary online:

SignPuddle for International Signs Dictionary

I just copied mine for La Jolla, California from the ASL Dictionary to the International Dictionary, and I hope you can do the same for your signs too…

And I hope more names of cities, states, countries and other international signs can be added too…

Here is what we have so far…and I really like all four spellings! Thanks to you all…

Val ;-)

Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College