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What the sign langauge interpreter really was saying
Jimmy Kimmel ^ | 12-12-13 | TZ

Posted on 12/12/2013 4:25:07 AM PST by TurboZamboni

there were some real words signed. just in random, nonsensical order.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: fake; mandela; sign
about as coherent as Jay Carney.
1 posted on 12/12/2013 4:25:07 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

I actually think this clown has done us a favor of sorts: these sign language hucksters are just for show anyway, designed to make the organizers of a given event look compassionate. It’s always been a form of applied liberalism.

I think this guy was mocking the entire charade…..a caricature of itself.


2 posted on 12/12/2013 4:32:20 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: TurboZamboni

I support basic salutations as well.


3 posted on 12/12/2013 4:34:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Got a question. I’m sure someone out there knows the answer. Is sign language a universal language? Or, does each utilize it’s own unique signing? It seems to me that sign language would more or less be universal. But, don’t know. So, thought I would ask.


4 posted on 12/12/2013 4:37:29 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: TurboZamboni

“B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E”


5 posted on 12/12/2013 4:44:02 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: snoringbear

I know ASL. There are some regional dialects.

Some signs are specific to certain regions.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 4:44:36 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: snoringbear

I’ve often wondered that too.

“Each region’s own sign is preferred for country and city names. This may be used in conjunction with spelling and classifying for the first instance, and the indigenous sign used alone from then on.”

See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Sign

Apparently, each region/country has it’s own “indigenous” sign language.

It’s interesting because one would think there would be a natural tendancy to make an international sign language work. Apparently it’s the reverse: there is a natural tendancy to have different languages.


7 posted on 12/12/2013 4:45:57 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: snoringbear

See also here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sign_languages


8 posted on 12/12/2013 4:49:54 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

This seems like the perfect opportunity for something like the “Hitler learns that .....” video jokes.

I am sure SNL will do a skit along those lines.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 4:54:30 AM PST by Laserman
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To: TurboZamboni

Obama’s interpreter should be a Homosexual dressed in a pink tutu grinding his hips.


10 posted on 12/12/2013 4:59:54 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Because every time he speaks we all get screwed in the wazoo.


11 posted on 12/12/2013 5:01:15 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Laserman

If SNL doesn’t have a cameo opening with Garett Morris this weekend, they’re missing a huge comedic opportunity.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 5:03:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I actually think this clown has done us a favor of sorts: these sign language hucksters are just for show anyway, designed to make the organizers of a given event look compassionate. It’s always been a form of applied liberalism.

Maybe in some cases, but I live in an areas with a High deaf population. We also have the only re-creation of Shakespeare's Black Friar theater. Once a season they bring in deaf interpreters for each play and get a tremendous response. Also Most of the Churches have interpreters for one service/ week. But as I said we have a very large deaf population due to having a Deaf school here.

13 posted on 12/12/2013 5:04:33 AM PST by verga (The devil is in the details)
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To: TurboZamboni
Obama's interpreter


14 posted on 12/12/2013 5:08:55 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: verga

To clarify, there are of course legitimate situations - and I’m all in favor of those - but the political events largely have this for show……just like this one.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 5:09:17 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: TurboZamboni

"Michelle, when you get home, you should:

-bury him up to the neck in sand,

-snip him,

-scratch his eyes out."

16 posted on 12/12/2013 5:13:20 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: verga
Maybe in some cases, but I live in an areas with a High deaf population. We also have the only re-creation of Shakespeare's Black Friar theater. Once a season they bring in deaf interpreters for each play and get a tremendous response. Also Most of the Churches have interpreters for one service/ week. But as I said we have a very large deaf population due to having a Deaf school here.

These days, wouldn't it make more sense, and be more of service to those whose hearing is getting bad, but who never learned sign language, to just have "closed captioning" text projected on a screen above the performers?

17 posted on 12/12/2013 5:16:48 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: TurboZamboni

When Obama was speaking, he signed, “Cornhole...Reggie...party...thank you...drop cloths & vegetable oil...Michelle...watch out!”

Hmmm, maybe the dude wasn’t a fake after all.


18 posted on 12/12/2013 5:21:10 AM PST by twister881
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To: snoringbear
Got a question. I’m sure someone out there knows the answer. Is sign language a universal language? Or, does each utilize it’s own unique signing? It seems to me that sign language would more or less be universal. But, don’t know. So, thought I would ask.

I'm an interpreter for the deaf. The short answer is no. Each country tends to have its own form of sign language. In the United States we use American Sign Language (ASL). That being said, my deaf wife had been a volunteer to assist incoming students when she was an undergrad at Gallaudet University, and had the opportunity to meet deaf kids from all over the world. The ones from other countries had to first be immersed in ASL before they could take regular courses. She told me, however, that even though they signed differently, they soon managed to communicate to each other fairly well, using gestures. You'd be amazed.

19 posted on 12/12/2013 5:22:01 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: verga

Going a bit further, I would think there would be a market for porting “speech to text” software (like Dragon) into a mobile phone. You could even connect it to Google Glass to provide a “heads up display” so the hard-of-hearing person could look at the person being talked to, and see the text of what the person is saying.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 5:22:35 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

maybe he signed:

Barry is lying
Laughing with selfies
Shut up already
BURMASHAVE


21 posted on 12/12/2013 5:30:22 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: PapaBear3625

“speech to text” software (like Dragon) into a mobile phone.”

Not being an expert in the subject, but as a former medical technician I can suggest that there is some forms of that available already. However, many deaf have difficulty with speech. How would you have learned to make articulate sounding speech if you never heard the sounds to begin with? Very challenging I’m sure.


22 posted on 12/12/2013 5:38:52 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
How would you have learned to make articulate sounding speech if you never heard the sounds to begin with?

Recall when Rush was losing his hearing? We all noticed his speech / articulation changing and deteriorating before he announced what was happening. I think that even if you used to hear the sounds, your brain eventually will forget how to articulate them if you become profoundly deaf.

23 posted on 12/12/2013 5:55:25 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
It’s always been a form of applied liberalism.

Years ago someone suggested fitting deaf kids with cochlear implants. There was a huge outcry against it from, of all people, the advocates for the deaf!
The thinking was that the kids would be removed from the deaf "community" and somehow injure them; giving the deaf the sense of hearing deprived them of some wonderful gift.

It dawned on me that these satanic bastards had created a protected class and curing these kids deprived them of the necessary clientele for their power base; something akin to the black "leaders" who oppose white parents adopting black children.

24 posted on 12/12/2013 5:59:22 AM PST by stormhill
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To: stormhill

It seems amazing that there could be deaf parents who don’t want their kids to be able to hear.


25 posted on 12/12/2013 6:01:47 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Pretty much the same reasoning as the social workers use when they won’t place black orphans with white families.

It’s cultural apartheid.


26 posted on 12/12/2013 6:04:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ToastedHead

Look up Lydia Callas. She grew up with deaf siblings & now does great ASL parody, like signing for the NYC mayor describing hurricane relief.


27 posted on 12/12/2013 6:08:19 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
However, many deaf have difficulty with speech. How would you have learned to make articulate sounding speech if you never heard the sounds to begin with? Very challenging I’m sure.

There's also text-to-speech (another good smartphone app for the deaf/mute), or just writing a note and showing it.

28 posted on 12/12/2013 6:09:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: TurboZamboni
about as coherent as Jay Carney.    LOL, a great start to the thread!   FReegards.
29 posted on 12/12/2013 6:11:18 AM PST by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: TurboZamboni

Kimmel’s sign interpretor’s vocal rendition sounded like the black interpretor was signing Obama off-teleprompter.


30 posted on 12/12/2013 6:14:32 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: elcid1970

I am already laughing at the idea of this:)


31 posted on 12/12/2013 6:17:23 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: elcid1970
I like the videos with the jazz background.
Will she be losing her job with the mayoral office change?
32 posted on 12/12/2013 6:18:09 AM PST by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

+1


33 posted on 12/12/2013 6:19:28 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: MaxMax

Please leave Joe Biden out of this.


34 posted on 12/12/2013 6:20:09 AM PST by VideoPaul
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To: elcid1970
She's great:)
35 posted on 12/12/2013 6:25:59 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: snoringbear

No. Each language has it’s own sign language. Even a difference between British and American sign language.


36 posted on 12/12/2013 6:39:39 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Looked like a 3rd base coach giving signs to the batter and runners. . . .


37 posted on 12/12/2013 6:49:06 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

...these sign language hucksters are just for show anyway, designed to make the organizers of a given event look compassionate.

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Especially when the signer is practically on top of the speaker. I find it very distracting. For the viewing audience, a small pop-up screen could be provided, and, for those in attendance, the signer could stand off to the side.


38 posted on 12/12/2013 7:01:21 AM PST by Bigg Red (He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.--Is 40)
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To: Bigg Red

good point…..indeed true.


39 posted on 12/12/2013 7:10:22 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

re: “B-E-S-U-R-E-T-O-D-R-I-N-K-Y-O-U-R-O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E”

Love it!


40 posted on 12/12/2013 7:52:21 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: MaxMax

President Selfie’s interpreter wouldn’t have to know much, just “I” and “ME”.


42 posted on 12/12/2013 8:00:00 AM PST by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: verga

Maybe in some cases, but I live in an areas with a High deaf population


“High Deaf”. Is that like audio at 192kHz 24bit resolution?


43 posted on 12/12/2013 10:23:18 AM PST by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (Z)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981

LOL ROFL


44 posted on 12/12/2013 10:30:51 AM PST by verga (The devil is in the details)
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To: TurboZamboni
That is SO funny. Cigarette, I'm happy to be here, circle, balls, I'm sorry, please, cigarette.

Totally random.

45 posted on 12/12/2013 11:20:54 AM PST by boop (I had no IDEA I'd be paying for Obamacare. I thought it would be a rich guy.)
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To: MrB; Jeremiah Jr
If SNL doesn’t have a cameo opening with Garett Morris this weekend, they’re missing a huge comedic opportunity.

They need to locate their Vatican correspondent as well, Father Guido Sarducci.

46 posted on 12/12/2013 11:24:52 AM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
Good "A Christmas Story" reference!

For those who didn't see (or recognize) it, here's the clip:

http://youtu.be/zdA__2tKoIU

47 posted on 12/12/2013 11:59:36 AM PST by pogo101
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