University of Edinburgh

BSL Glossary - Crowded Cottage

Head - example

I went into an exhibition showing statues of famous people - actors, film stars and the like. I was looking around and thought they looked incredibly life-like. Their skin looked so real that I wanted to feel what it was like and see if it was like human skin. I stretched up to feel one, when suddenly, horror of horrors, the head fell off! I went and retrieved it and placed it back on the body, hoping that no one had seen me. But I just had to be honest and tell someone what had happened. I showed the woman what had happened. She kept telling me that it was all right, but I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t wait to get out of the place.