Wyalt Derp: Anne Frank would be spinning in her grave, if she were dead.
Red Shirt Blues: Wyalt Derp: Anne Frank would be spinning in her grave, if she were dead.I'm pretty sure she is dead, they just haven't found her airplane.
SomeoneDumb: I wonder what language the sign interpreter was using, unless they're all the same. I dunno. Is signing a universal language?
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THX 1138: Newsflash: More than one version of sign language exists. More at 11.-Oh wait, the allegagions of a fake interpreter are from one guy on Twitter? Never mind. Stop the presses! This has gotta be true!
Mikey1969: Anybody with the observational capabilities of a kumquat will notice that the guy just uses the same 3 or 4 gestures over. Was the record stuck, or something?
THX 1138: Mikey1969: Anybody with the observational capabilities of a kumquat will notice that the guy just uses the same 3 or 4 gestures over. Was the record stuck, or something?The speaker used the phrase "former president" three times, and the interpreter included the same sign in his delivery each time. When he translated other parts, he used different signs. I also had to note that when translating "the Mandela family", he used a sign that had a 'gathering' motion to it, which is similar to American sign language when indicating a group of people (team, class, family, etc), so it did look plausible to me.
WelldeadLink: That guy's sign language is very efficient. Only one sign is needed for some sentences.
Churchill2004: I don't understand how this idiot could have thought nobody would notice.
sunsawed: It's WORSE than a prank.The "interpreter" was IMHO just flashing ANC Gang signs with no regard to what the speaker was saying. It's an INCREDIBLE insult to the South African Deaf Community who are absolutely GOBSMACKED by this.The exact same "interpreter" is in this video celebrating the ANC's 100th anniversary by current South African President singing "Kill the Boer." (the Dutch Afrikaaner white oppressors who established Apartheit in the first place) I can't speak for the Zulu translation, but the "interpreter's" signs are clearly crude made-up sign that matches the captions perfectly.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fzRSE_p1YsIt seems to be President Jacob Zuma's personal "interpreter," who doesn't know SASL or any sign language whatsoever but Zuma breaks out whenever he feels to flash ANC Gang Signs for his personal amusement, event at Mandela's funeral. Zuma has just took a shiat on South Africa's Deaf, made fools of the entire world including President Obama who this Clown was supposedly interpreting, and used Mandela's funeral as an excuse to do a Touchdown dance, in the process DESECRATING everything Nelson Mandela stood for.
Brosephus: SomeoneDumb: I wonder what language the sign interpreter was using, unless they're all the same. I dunno. Is signing a universal language?Believe it or not, they are not all the same. The guy may have needed a translator to help him out.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sign_languages">http://en.wikip edia.org/wiki/List_of_sign_languages
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