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(YouTube)   Manatee County issues emergency update on Irma with an ASL "interpreter" who CLEARLY has no idea what he's doing. This captioned video describes what he was actually telling Deaf people   ( youtube.com) divider line
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2017-09-10 07:06:36 AM  
He is from South Africa.
 
2017-09-10 07:07:37 AM  
Everybody is a newbie at some point. Probably best not to get hurricane duty first day out.
 
2017-09-10 07:34:16 AM  
 I'll have him taken out back and smacked around a little.
 
2017-09-10 07:44:43 AM  
A/S/L?
 
2017-09-10 07:58:36 AM  
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2017-09-10 08:00:24 AM  
OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT

Franco is still dead...but he's feeling better each day....
Youtube butZyxI-PRs
 
2017-09-10 08:53:35 AM  
comedycentral.mtvnimages.com
 
2017-09-10 08:56:14 AM  
That's awesome.
 
2017-09-10 09:20:23 AM  

BalugaJoe: He is from South Africa.

obama interpreter making balloon during speech
Youtube qSJanAoVwMs
 
2017-09-10 09:27:45 AM  
"check the TVs, check the radio ....order your pizzas and order your Chinese food and five cases of pop...."
 
2017-09-10 09:34:40 AM  
he has some idea.  he is fairly successful when he spells words out.  not fairly successful at actually spelling properly.
 
2017-09-10 09:36:57 AM  

ekdikeo4: he has some idea.  he is fairly successful when he spells words out.  not fairly successful at actually spelling properly.


It might be an accent thing. Perhaps he's signing British Sign Language and not American Sign Language.
Has anybody checked his teeth?
 
2017-09-10 09:38:08 AM  
It's just like, his interpretation, man.
 
2017-09-10 10:12:58 AM  
Florida, putting emergency into the potato.
 
2017-09-10 10:44:45 AM  
Well, at least the sign language has been entertaining during this disaster.

/am I a jerk for being creeped out by many signers' over-the-top facial expressions?
 
2017-09-10 10:45:09 AM  
Funny, but would've been funnier if it were more "RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!"
 
2017-09-10 10:45:44 AM  
really...how many deaf people are out there anyways
 
2017-09-10 10:47:58 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-09-10 10:48:45 AM  

weirdneighbour: really...how many deaf people are out there anyways


Probably will be a few less if they depend on this guy to give them the info they need.
 
2017-09-10 10:48:46 AM  
Of late I keep find bits of Catch-22 being played out in reality. Major Major Major was appointed to a position requiring someone to be a major because his name not his rank was major. Policy probably required an ASL interpreter at all press conferences but never said it had to be a competent interpreter
 
2017-09-10 10:48:54 AM  
Not awake yet. First read that as a/s/l, then as ESL.
 
2017-09-10 10:49:52 AM  

weirdneighbour: really...how many deaf people are out there anyways


A lot

http://libguides.gallaudet.edu/content.php?pid=119476&sid=1029190
 
2017-09-10 10:49:58 AM  

elvisaintdead: "check the TVs, check the radio ....order your pizzas and order your Chinese food and five cases of pop...."


Youll never make it. You forgot toys for Mexican.
 
2017-09-10 10:50:19 AM  

swahnhennessy: Well, at least the sign language has been entertaining during this disaster.

/am I a jerk for being creeped out by many signers' over-the-top facial expressions?


I have the same issue.  There was a woman the other day signing for Rick Scott, and she was hilarious.
 
2017-09-10 10:50:56 AM  

BalugaJoe: He is from South Africa.


Bingo.
 
2017-09-10 10:51:40 AM  
"Need to be bear monster."


Why single Key West out?
 
2017-09-10 10:52:25 AM  
Hahaha. This is why I still like Fark.
 
2017-09-10 10:53:08 AM  
What's the point of sign language in a video feed where you can add text captions in real time?
 
2017-09-10 10:53:15 AM  

ahb.brassland.org

Translation of Florida Evacuation Notice for the Hard of Understanding

 
2017-09-10 10:54:30 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-10 10:54:53 AM  

Thrawn: swahnhennessy: Well, at least the sign language has been entertaining during this disaster.

/am I a jerk for being creeped out by many signers' over-the-top facial expressions?

I have the same issue.  There was a woman the other day signing for Rick Scott, and she was hilarious.


Got vid?
 
2017-09-10 10:55:28 AM  
It's like a living very bad google language translation. Hey, at least he's trying..and I don't think at this point any deaf person watching news is unaware of the hurricane.
 
2017-09-10 10:56:05 AM  
"OK, this is the first big-time press conference we've ever had.  Do we have everything we need to do this right?"
"Um, I see a sign language person at the big city press conferences.  Maybe we should do that?"
"Oh yeah. Grab Brad.  I remember him saying he took an ASL class a couple years ago"
"BRAD!  GET IN HERE, STAT!"
 
2017-09-10 10:56:49 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: elvisaintdead: "check the TVs, check the radio ....order your pizzas and order your Chinese food and five cases of pop...."

Youll never make it. You forgot toys for Mexican.


That was my favorite bit too.
 
2017-09-10 10:57:31 AM  
From yesterday

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2017-09-10 10:58:40 AM  
It makes sense when you realize he was just speaking the Florida dialect of ASL.
 
2017-09-10 10:59:54 AM  
I thought need bear monster was very helpful
 
2017-09-10 11:02:25 AM  

swahnhennessy: Well, at least the sign language has been entertaining during this disaster.

/am I a jerk for being creeped out by many signers' over-the-top facial expressions?


No.  It makes you human.  But all humans are creeps, so....

I'm sure it's been pointed out, but in a visual language, facial expression and body language are part of the language since there's no verbal tone to go by.  Good article on it:
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/11/why-great-sign-lan​g​uage-interpreters-are-so-animated/264459/
 
2017-09-10 11:02:43 AM  
My daughter is taking ASL as a language in high school.  I was just saying to the hubby that we should record one of those pressers and make her translate to us what they were saying (volume off).  It wasn't the one with incompetent dude, but now I think that would be even better.
 
2017-09-10 11:02:46 AM  
Toys for Mexicans T-Shirts now available from Cafe Press.
 
2017-09-10 11:03:09 AM  

abhorrent1: From yesterday

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Yeah the face the guy was making was funny but he was legit trying to give tone of danger is serious to what the governor was saying at the time.
 
2017-09-10 11:03:29 AM  

noitsnot: What's the point of sign language in a video feed where you can add text captions in real time?


What's the point in the ones on the Emergency Notification System that tell them in a real emergency they would have been told to tune their radios to emergency stations?
 
2017-09-10 11:04:03 AM  

BeerBear: weirdneighbour: really...how many deaf people are out there anyways

A lot

http://libguides.gallaudet.edu/content.php?pid=119476&sid=1029190


Of course that's what something called "libguides" would say. Pffft.
 
2017-09-10 11:08:01 AM  
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Burns is supposed to me moving....I suck very much at this
 
2017-09-10 11:09:15 AM  

abhorrent1: From yesterday

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Translation...

"Fonzy says jaw screwed"
 
2017-09-10 11:10:00 AM  

noitsnot: What's the point of sign language in a video feed where you can add text captions in real time?


Maybe they're blind too?
 
2017-09-10 11:10:12 AM  
LOL

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2017-09-10 11:10:59 AM  

abhorrent1: From yesterday

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I would have guessed Maori
 
2017-09-10 11:13:42 AM  
"Want PP?"

I didn't even know Trump was in FL already.
 
2017-09-10 11:14:48 AM  
Florida is great. CNN last night had a reporter in an abandoned town doing a bit and some guy and ran by and screamed, "fark her right in the pussy!". Never change Florida, never change.

/oh, there it is 
Fuck her right in the pussy! v2.0 CNN 9/9/2017
Youtube wbZZuDazlug
 
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