Wednesday, 11 December 2013

the nelson mandela signing and claire kosch showing how it's done

This will probably be all over the place soon, but after the disastrous / hilarious episode that was the so called sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial (above), here's a clip that will bring a tear to your eye.
When the children are all singing and making generic movements to a Christmas song, Claire Koch, a five year old little girl who has deaf parents, decides to sign American Sign Language so that they can be included, and becomes more animated as she does so.
As for the Mandela chappie, l could have done a better job, and my sign language leaves a lot to be desired.
However, it must have been like being in a bad dream, where you are suddenly pushed on stage in front of the world, and asked to do something that is beyond your capabilities.  I bet he kept pinching himself, hoping he was going to wake up at any moment.
He still produced some good bluffing with a straight face, though Claire Bosch should get the call next time.

toodle pip

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