Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fake Sign Language

There are reports that the person who was interpreting at the funeral for Nelson Mandela, the guy who was up on stage with many leaders past and present from the entire world, and signing for the deaf, was a fake. A big old phony who was pretty much just waving his arms and hands around like a bird pretending to have a broken wing to lead a hunter away from it's young, except with even less meaning. On the international bizarre scale, this is a full on b-16 out of 7 (like I said, it's a bizarre scale), and it is getting bizarrer by the moment.

Bruno Druchen, the head of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said the "interpreter" was, "moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for." When asked about this, a spokesman for the governing ANC party said, "government will be able to assist you." So this means that either the spokesman didn't understand the question, or that ironically, he himself is deaf.

I'm trying to see what the upside to doing something like this would be, or how someone could think they could get away with this. Does whoever arranged for this guy think that nobody would notice? Deaf people don't watch TV? Then why have him on in the first place? This is a weird story for sure and I'm looking forward to seeing how it's going to all fall out.

Anyway.. Humouroceros


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