Skip to comments.The Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela’s Memorial Was 'A Complete Fraud' Making Nonsense Gestures
Posted on 12/11/2013 7:37:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial "made up his own signs," according to South Africa's deaf federation.
"He's a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn't even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around."
Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters: "Nobody knows who he is. Even at this hour we still don't have his name," Hlungwane said.
People on Twitter were calling for him to be taken off the stage during the service, which is sad given the immensity of Tuesday's event.
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Those were gang signs!!
Just part of the larger fraud.
This is something facebook deleted once...so now im reposting it a lot...whenever it is slightly relevant .....
Years ago I talked at length with a black missonary from africa he says that the concept or definition of truth in africa is not the same definition we have...most americans dont understand this....I dont really understand this....it seems that truth in africa is not a constant.....it can change....is subjective and situational.......there can be many truths for the same observed circumstance...and they can change over time.....its fluid. and dreams are often subscribed more validity than waking observation.....So.....many africans and some asians....do not understand our definition of TRUTH.....therefore they also dont understand our definition of LIE. This missonary fellow was at a loss....suggesting that there is no hope for africa untill this basic logical disparity is confronted.........This concept also effects the ability to oratoratate and assume new languages ...because there is very little emotional connotation associated with the words being practiced....free to say what ever is required to move or shape the environment....Obama doesnt lie exactly....He doesnt understand the concept of TRUTH.....Go ahead try a polygraph.....Its been done on many of his speeches....To no useful effect......He doesnt know what a lie is.
If you like your sign language interpreter, you can keep your sign language interpreter.
The only thing that occurred there was fraud and lies, and they were perpetrated by frauds and liars.
The man was not out of place at all, and it doesn’t matter what any of them said or did.
Garrett Morris you stop that. You’re not on SNL anymore.
A couple of years ago (or maybe still) in Africa there was a rumor that some sort of white witch doctors were travelling around africa and at their touch a black man's penis would fall off. African's believed this completely and would go to the hospital insisting that their penises had fallen off. This is not a joke.
I think the ANC adopted his song, "I'm Gonna Get Me a Shotgun and Kill All the Whities I See."
USA = Africa.
Paul Ryan “truth”: Our deal lowers the deficit, cuts spending, without raising taxes.
Objective Truth” The deal does nothing to lower the deficit, raises spending, and raises taxes.
Less crazy than the idea that raping a baby cures aids.
And we wonder why Africa was known as the Dark Continent.
Who knows... there might be a group of people (or maybe aliens) who really understand the signs... just not for the usual deaf and dumb folks.
Would have been more impressive with Greek columns on each side.
Having watched a bit of the excellent collection of http://www.babysigningtime.com videos with my children I can see just how silly he looks.
Maybe they were searching for a more cost efficient remedy.
Upon closer inspection I see that he is signing “I just saved 15% on my health insurance by claiming US asylum as one of Obama’s relatives.”
I know sign language. The interpreter was obviously chosen because he took a class one day in sign language. He knows about 4 signs that he repeats endlessly.
“necklace him”....strange, no mention of Winnie in all this drooling adulation.
Didn’t they think the cure to aids is being with a virgin?
Either that or he just learned “little bunny foo foo” from someone with one arm.
” “Nobody knows who he is. Even at this hour we still don’t have his name,” Hlungwane said.”
Owebama knows who he is. He is ACORN flunkie left over from his campaign, Just flashin’ gang signs an keepin’ it real!
So how is this any different than the media interpreting what obama meant to say?
RE: Years ago I talked at length with a black missonary from africa he says that the concept or definition of truth in africa is not the same definition we have...most americans dont understand this.
Africans INTUITIVELY know what truth is. Why? Because DENYING it will have devastating consequences.
Do Africans look both ways before crossing the road?
I think they do.
Why? Because they DO hold to a Real World view of truth.
We and they know that reality dictates the truth of the matter in such circumstances. If you cross the street without looking both ways and in reality a Mack truck is barreling down the road and runs over you, your physical appearance is going to change quite a bit. Reality will hurt. Reality is what you bump up against when your beliefs are false. In the case of the Mack truck, reality is what runs you over, chews you up, and spits you out when your beliefs are false.
Now, reflect for a moment. On this view, is reality a matter of an African’s subjective opinion? In other words, does reality depend on what you believe? Absolutely not.
Reality is what we call an objective fact. It exists independent of what anyone believes or thinks. It is not relative to our beliefs but indifferent to our beliefs. And since truth is grounded in reality, truth itself is objective. The truth of reality does not change based upon your beliefs or mine.
Therefore, Africans, or people of any race for that matter ought to be careful that beliefs match up with reality.
RE: I know sign language. The interpreter was obviously chosen because he took a class one day in sign language. He knows about 4 signs that he repeats endlessly.
The link to the article has the video of his signing...
Care to share with us exactly what the 4 signs he repeats endlessly is saying?
Just like Obama, ‘A Complete Fraud’ .
LOVE those videos! As well as the rest of the signing time line!
“Care to share with us exactly what the 4 signs he repeats endlessly is saying?”
Crips, Bloods, Latin Kings, Yo!
He should be an NFL referee.
He did, however, demonstrate that jibberish can be accurately signed.
We have a mix of about 9 or 10 videos with 4 baby signing time and the rest from the older children’s collection. They are all very well organized, produced, fun and educational.
The U S poser should have been pulled off the stage for speaking BS. The part that made it all about him, “Michele and I benefited from the “shtrugel” (as she puts it) should have been enough to produce gag reflexes or lightning bolts.
How totally appropriate!
When the first Texas public school testing was put in place in the early ‘80s, the teachers’ manual for Reading cautioned that Hispanic students would have a difficult time with the concept of “cause and effect” because there was no pattern for that in Spanish. EX: If you drive drunk with eight relatives in a pickup, you might have an accident.”
Sometimes, it’s easier to understand people when you are aware of these “glitches”, as Sbelius would call them, in their languages.
Koro disease is the belief that ones genitals have disappeared.
I was wondering why he kept telling me to steal second base...
“Do Africans look both ways before crossing the road?”
The ones where I live don’t. They cross where-ever they want, slowly meandering across, slowing traffic. Sometimes walking down the middle of the road with a FU attitude. Of course this only happens when they are in groups of 5 or more.
He was signing eubonics.
“He was signing eubonics.”
Post of the AM!!! lolololol
Ebonics sign language?
How many second bases do you have now?
Maybe they should have hired this guy: