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Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

riding the twig of disco

Here is the lyric:

"Come on now, this beat is sick. I wanna take a ride on your disco stick."

Here is the problem:

1. There is no ideal translation for the word "disco" in this circumstance.

2. The word Ison might normally sign for "stick" generally refers to what would snap off of a tree branch.

Thus, if the sentence is translated word-for-word from English to its corresponding signs, the resulting phrase could come across as something like, "I want to ride on the twig of John Travolta's dance moves."

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