Archive - December, 2013

Faking It

interpreter

If you haven’t yet heard, the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life was unfortunately upstaged by the unintentionally hilarious presence of a sign language interpreter who appears to have worked the crowd by “making up sign language” as he went along.

While this sounds a lot like a Saturday Night Live sketch, and might actually have been funnier than some of them, it is more than a little disturbing that many of the world’s most important leaders made their tribute speeches standing just a few feet from a person who was at best a charlatan, and possibly mentally unhinged.

It makes you wonder how a person who was unable to do the job was actually hired to do it?

Or does it?

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