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Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial 'was a fake who made up his own hand gestures'
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/sign-language-interpreter-at-nelson-mandela-memorial-was-a-fake-who-made-up-his-own-hand-gestures-8997189.html ^

Posted on 12/11/2013 2:24:21 AM PST by sunmars

The sign language interpreter used at Nelson Mandela's football stadium memorial was a fake, it was claimed this morning.

Braam Jordaan, a deaf South African and board member of the World Deaf Federation, said he believes the interpreter was making up signs as he went along.

"The structure of his hand, facial expressions and the body movements did not follow what the speaker was saying", Mr Jordaan said.

Mr Jordaan claimed the man, who signed for a portion of the ceremony including Barack Obama's speech, was simply making up his own signs.

(Excerpt) Read more at standard.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: handjive; mandela; nelsonmandela; sasl; signing; signlanguage; southafrica; thamsanqajantjie
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Kind of fitting.......Obama the fake next to fake sign language guy.....makes a farce of the whole thing yesterday......bad tv, fake sign language, half empty stadium.....yup says it all.

I'm literally stunned at the woefulness of that whole shebang yesterday.

1 posted on 12/11/2013 2:24:21 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

I wonder if Jay Carney is suddenly nervous about his position?


2 posted on 12/11/2013 2:29:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: sunmars

Maybe the interpreter had no sign language telepromter.


3 posted on 12/11/2013 2:31:03 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I am a fake signer every time Obozo appears on my TV screen.

I tend to use repetitive gestures also.


4 posted on 12/11/2013 2:35:21 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: sunmars

Yes, but the “fake” sign language interpreter was a Negro, and that is what must be celebrated here. It would have been racist if the fake sign language interpreter had been white.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 2:35:45 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: exit82

When 0bama was speaking the interpreter held is right hand to his forehead. Fingers held like a salute but pointing vertical and thumb pointing horizontal to the left. It’s obvious he didn’t understand English.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 2:46:02 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: sunmars

As I watched Obamas speech I too made my own hand signal.
It’s easy. Close your fist then extend only the middle finger.
Point it at the tv. My wife knew exactly what I was saying.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 2:48:11 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: exit82

The gestures you’re talking about are not fake. In fact, they are well understood the world over, by deaf people as well as those with perfect hearing.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 2:48:27 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: sunmars
I think Obama finally met his match....

...a fake sign interpreter

9 posted on 12/11/2013 2:58:42 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: sunmars

“The elephant in my car is leaking ...”


10 posted on 12/11/2013 3:03:44 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: sunmars

As Hillary would say “What Difference does it make” as long as everybody had a good time.

By the way why haven’t we seem any pictures of Bubba and the Bag lady.


11 posted on 12/11/2013 3:05:12 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: sunmars

Somebody needs to get this to Rush.


12 posted on 12/11/2013 3:10:09 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: sunmars

Bump


13 posted on 12/11/2013 3:15:56 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Venturer

.........now do we really know who was a”Blood” or a “Crip” using “gang” signs.....


14 posted on 12/11/2013 3:20:00 AM PST by Recon Dad (Force Recon Dad)
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To: sunmars

Shoulda got Garrett Morris.


15 posted on 12/11/2013 3:21:02 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: eCSMaster

LOL! Look up Lydia Callas for some hilarious sign language parody. She grew up signing with deaf family members (she is not) & the `Mayor of New York’s Hurricane Sandy speech’ is a riot.

Remember the `Public Television’ signer in “Airplane II”?


16 posted on 12/11/2013 3:31:37 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: sunmars
Why the Hell isn't Sign Language INTERNATIONAL????

If Sign Language was INTERNATIONAL people EVERYWHERE could Communicate with OTHER PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!!

17 posted on 12/11/2013 3:42:08 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: sunmars

Fake, fake, fake!

18 posted on 12/11/2013 3:48:12 AM PST by Flick Lives (Greetings from District 12!)
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To: sunmars

Sounds like an SNL sketch is inevitable.


19 posted on 12/11/2013 3:50:48 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

I’m surprised Kanye West didn’t knock the guy down and take over the fake signing.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3100573/posts


20 posted on 12/11/2013 4:00:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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