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Abby and Gibbs sign to each other often. We know that Abby knows sign language becuse her parents are deaf. But why does Gibbs know it. The only episode i saw anyone ask him he changed the subject quickly.

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Okay I think i found my own answer. Why the character knows it I don't know. But mark Harmon used it in a 1992 show called Reaqsonable Doubts that he starred in with Marlee Matlin.
smidjy posted over a year ago
 smidjy posted over a year ago
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hurwitm said:
It's debatable that Harmon knows ASl from a communications degree, especially since he doesn't actually sign it in NCIS. Gibbs (Harmon) signs closer to SEE [Signing Exact English], or pidgin. My military boyfriend pointed out to me tonight that snipers in the Marines are sometimes taught pidgin so that they can communicate silently. I think it is an astute conclusion that canonically, Gibbs knew pidgin from his days as a sniper, and upon hiring Abby (or being hired on to work at NCIS, where Abby was working) he perhaps improved his SEE to solid proficiency.
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ValaMagic said:
I don't think it's ever been revealed why Gibbs knows sign language.
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Rang said:
It has never been answered on the show but my guess is Mark knows it from college because he has a degree in communications and sign language is a form of comunication, but I could be wrong.
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crystalbrat32 said:
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