Deaf interperter at Mandela’s memorial could not

sign?

But he could dance, apparently. Moving in Not sign, but still rhythmical manner.

Seems like the non-sign-language inspired anger and some long time recriminations/frustrations by deaf communities.

Here’s a side by side example of how the signing should have been compared to how it was..

I think its also interesting that most people, including me, seem ignorant about sign language.. Ignorant in the sense that I would have thought the guy was using the correct signs, and wouldn’t have questioned it. (ie, thinking I knew something while being clueless..)

3 thoughts on “Deaf interperter at Mandela’s memorial could not

  1. Zizek goes on re our ignorance of sign-lingo while celebrating the provision to a minority just because it feels good – http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/16/fake-mandela-memorial-interpreter-schizophrenia-signing
    However, perhaps we should just have a more variety of translations? eg into gay, fish, cat, computer code, etc..?
    In fact wouldn’t a trans-able element be stuff that is not living in a singular language? eg that of imagination searching from multiple lingos?

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