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Top 5 Sign Language Moments That Don’t Involve Nelson Mandela

by | 14th, December 2013

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AFTER a man, stood onstage at Nelson Mandela’s memorial waving his arms around wildly, making up sign language as he went along, leaving deaf South Africans wondering if they were watching someone being attacked by invisible wasps , it got us appreciating what those who do sign-language can do.

They appear on TV, at press conferences and as groups of children during emotional renditions of songs at opening ceremonies. They even have sign language at some festivals now.

And, with absolute and maximum respect for what they do, they can be very amusing sometimes. With that, let us look at the Top 5 signing moments.

No. The massive charlatan at Nelson Mandela’s gig doesn’t count this time round.


Sign Language Meets Donk

Donk took over small towns for a summer and, due to the nature of such a heavy beat, it could actually be perfect for deaf people. However, they shouldn’t be denied the hilarious lyrics of ‘Put A Donk On It’. One signer on TV impressively kept up with the rapid fire lyrics. A lesser human would’ve been doubled up with body cramps one verse in. This is probably the best video on the internet.


Mayor Bloomberg Gets Upstaged

One of the key things about sign language is an

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