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Bad Signs, When Sign Language Goes Bad…

Helping the hearing impaired join in on the metaphoric conversation is an important task, sign language interpreters, like all interpreters, have a hefty responsibility.

At this week’s funeral for the incredible man Nelson Mandela one interpreter went rogue, with arms flailing wildly interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie single handily made the deaf community throw up its arms in disgust.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Jimmy Kimmel translation of sign language gone bad. A display that may leave you torn between moral outrage and outrageous laughter. Obviously Thamsanqa is in the wrong business, this man should be in comedy.

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