Mandela funeral interpreter makes up hand gestures

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  1. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    My favorite part is how defenders try to pull out a save with the Zulu card near the end.

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


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    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.


    "I was really upset and humiliated", he told the SBS news website, "He made up his own signs.
    "What happened at the memorial service is truly disgraceful thing to see - it should not happen at all.
    "What happened today will be forever aligned with Nelson Mandela & Deaf Community, thanks to this fake interpreter."


    Defenders of the man, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, have claimed that he was signing in South Africa's Zulu language.
    But deaf campaigners said sign language is not based on a spoken language and such there can be no such thing as "Zulu" Sign Language
    South Africa has just one sign language, which recognises all regional dialects.
    A South African government spokesman said they were aware of complaints about the man and are investigating.

     
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    Thanks a lot, Obama.
     
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    I just watched this story on my local morning news. It cracked me up. The guy basically did the same 5-6 moves over and over. One of the anchors commented that he looked more like a 3rd base coach, than a sign language interpreter.
     
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    Maybe he was signing in ebonics
     
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    I think we have a new Whackpacker.
     
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    Ooga booga
     
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    a couple of those look like he was trying to give Obama the Shocker...
     
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    He's the black Benjy of Africa.
     
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    [video=youtube;g2Q0cyJSs04]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Q0cyJSs04[/video]
     
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    What are they talking about, that clearly means:

    "Mandela do be da bomb, it not be his fault we in da shit since whitey left."
     
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    great security over there in africa :jj:
     
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    Pffft. I checked with Sal and he was clearly saying: "OK, approachin' da podiums".

    [video=youtube_share;Rv6JE27wOLM]http://youtu.be/Rv6JE27wOLM[/video]
     
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    This nation deserves to go the way of Atlantis.
     
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    That's just fucked up. They should find that asshole and chop his hands off! :mad:
     
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    Maybe he was signing that REM song ‚ÄčLosing My Religion?
     
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    That's hilarious. But what's the point? Deaf people know it's fake, and people who hear won't notice or there's no interpreter.


    We need an interpreter for Robin