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Sign language interpreter Lydia Callis upstages New York mayor
yahoo ^ | Oct. 30, 2012 | Matthew Coutts

Posted on 10/30/2012 10:03:21 AM PDT by george76

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To: george76

http://lydiacalasface.tumblr.com/


51 posted on 10/30/2012 1:30:04 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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Oh give me a break. I’m a Sign Language Interpreter and I just watched her. I think she did a great job.


52 posted on 10/30/2012 1:35:01 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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I loved her. But she doesn’t sign Spanish. LOL I can’t wait for the spoofs on this. Sort of could be like the Hitler learns series.


53 posted on 10/30/2012 3:11:36 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

I was pretty pissed when Bloomberg didn’t give the 911 announcement in Russian, Chinese and Austrian.


54 posted on 10/30/2012 3:19:21 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: exit82

“She’s got them moves like Jagger.

I was LOL watching her last night.

She looked like a third base coach on steroids giving out signs to steal all four bases....”

Like a coon dog Sh!ttin’ Tacks......


55 posted on 10/30/2012 4:25:18 PM PDT by red devil 40
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Interesting. During the local Hurricane Sandy coverage here in Maryland, we were "treated" to news conferences every couple of hours by Governor O'Malley the tax king. He had a fairly animated sign language interpreter at his televised events as well, although I don't know her name. See picture below.

It became obvious when we watched her that every so often during her animated signing sessions her eyes would suddenly get HUGE, at which time everyone in my family would jump back and exclaim "WHOAA!" It was sort of frightening - great stuff for Halloween. Kind of like a monster jumping out at you or the subliminal screen flash at the end of the intro to Grimm, in terms of shock value. Needless to say we were much more entertained by the signer lady than by O'Malley. I found a still shot on a news page where they caught her in one of her startling "big eyes" moments.


56 posted on 10/30/2012 7:02:37 PM PDT by MCH
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Can’t deaf people just read subtitles/ closed captioning? I suppose it wouldn’t be as entertaining


57 posted on 10/30/2012 7:07:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Can’t deaf people just read subtitles/ closed captioning? I suppose it wouldn’t be as entertaining.

Yeah, I guess it adds the personal touch, and it's certainly more entertaining.

58 posted on 10/30/2012 7:18:39 PM PDT by MCH
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Maybe it can be a fallback job for Big Bird?


59 posted on 10/30/2012 7:22:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Scoutmaster

I hope to see her on Dancing With the Stars next season.

She could do a mean samba!


60 posted on 10/31/2012 4:30:40 PM PDT by miserare
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Sign language interpreters often use extreme facial expression. It’s a part of communication.

Exactly. Facial expressions are called *non-manual markers* and are used for inflection just as we change the tone of our voices for emphasis when we speak.

There is the slight possibility that she could be upstaging him, but I seriously doubt it. More than likely the writers of this piece are only displaying their ignorance of sign language.

61 posted on 11/01/2012 8:43:30 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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