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    Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    When I saw this on the news last night I laughed so hard I cried. It was like a Saturday Night Live skit. How did this nut not get drug off the stage immediately and more importantly how did he get there in the first place standing next to world leaders? South Africa seems to run like a finely tuned machine, what a joke of a country.





    "Deaf people watching the Nelson Mandela memorial were bemused and shocked by a "fake" sign language interpreter on stage whose gestures were unintelligible, activists said Wednesday.
    The interpreter was watched by millions as he stood beside speakers at the event including President Barack Obama".


    'Fake' sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial provokes anger - World News



    Nelson Mandela memorial fake sign language interpreter - what he actually said - This is Genius - YouTube

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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    It did seem rather sureal when i heard about it.
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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    I really don't know what I was expecting.
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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    This is comical.

    Here are some quotes from the CNN story which are just making me laugh out loud.


    "I've interpreted in many press conferences, including the presidential conference," he said. "There was no one at all that said I interpreted wrong."
    Which is wrong because:

    Not so, says the head of the South Africa Translators' Institute.

    There were complaints last year after Jantjie interpreted the proceedings at the ruling African National Congress elective conference, the institute's chairman Johan Blaauw told the South African Press Association.
    Next it is

    "For the deaf association, if they think that I've done a wrong interpretation, I ask forgiveness," Thamsanqa Jantjie said. But he said he has long been "a champion of what I've been doing."
    And the last part of the story that was included:

    He also said he is schizophrenic.
    Now, right there I haven't seen **** like that since Baghdad Bob. Absolute comedy

    Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself champion - CNN.com

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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    This is comical.

    Here are some quotes from the CNN story which are just making me laugh out loud.



    Which is wrong because:



    Next it is



    And the last part of the story that was included:



    Now, right there I haven't seen **** like that since Baghdad Bob. Absolute comedy

    Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself champion - CNN.com

    I have seen enough sign language to know this guy did not know sign language in the first 10 seconds but somehow he stayed there the entire event.

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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    It would have been funnier if he were signing that the guy next to him smells funny. Or his feeling about jello wrestling.
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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    His disease is not that funny but the disfunction and probable mass corruption that has to exist in the South African Govt that would allow this to happen is hillarious.

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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    I love this, it's absolutely fantastic! I nominate him for comedian of the year. Right up there with the fake crew names for that flight out in California.
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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have seen enough sign language to know this guy did not know sign language in the first 10 seconds but somehow he stayed there the entire event.
    Same here. His "vocabulary" seemed to consist of the same six or seven signs, most of which involved the same right-to-left arc.

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    Re: Deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    His disease is not that funny but the disfunction and probable mass corruption that has to exist in the South African Govt that would allow this to happen is hillarious.
    The scary part is they were also in charge of security.

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