Skip to comments.Signers - A sign that we are really screwed up
Posted on 10/06/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT by ml/nj
So I'm watching the Weather Channel. (I'm allowed. My 93 year old Mom lives on the Intracoastal in West Palm Beach.) And there's some government guy, in the Carolinas I think, talking about doom and destruction in a little window on the screen.
In another window, three times the size, there's some fat oaf flailing away, almost assuredly at taxpayer expense, with his hands and arms. I assume he was "signing" the words of the government guy.
So I looked. Our deaf or nearly deaf population is about a million. (And they must be illiterate or blind too, because it seems to me that subtitles would be more useful otherwise.) Our French speaking population is two million. But I guess no one cares whether they get the warning or not.
Can you say whatever you said in common English?
Hope your Mom stays safe!
Sorry not sure if you are sarcastic, or what your exact complaint is.
The signer is for the live audience.
Do I need to af sarcasm?
Okay, I’m blonde and I understand you just fine! No idea what everyone else’s problem is!
That way only the large media corporations will be allowed to send us messages.
We shouldn't trust individuals to be able to send proper messages over the internet or airwaves. Some of them might cause undue distress to SJWs or BLM.
So your complaint is that the person you are listening to is in too small of a box? Perhaps they do not have split screen capabilities, and only picture in picture abilities.
That’s what the CC button on the remote is for.
The short answer is...
Why do they have a guy talking in sign language when most if not all TV’s have CC ie Closed Captioning for the hearing impaired???
There is also a distinct variety of ASL used by the Black Deaf community. Black ASL evolved as a result of racially segregated schools in some states, which included the residential schools for the deaf.:4 Black ASL differs from standard ASL in vocabulary, phonology, and some grammatical structure.:4 While African American Vernacular English (AAVE) is generally viewed as more innovating than standard English, Black ASL is more conservative than standard ASL, preserving older forms of many signs.:4 Black sign language speakers use more two-handed signs than in mainstream ASL, are less likely to show assimilatory lowering of signs produced on the forehead (e.g. KNOW), and use a wider signing space.:4 Modern Black ASL borrows a number of idioms from AAVE; for instance, the AAVE idiom “I feel you” is calqued into Black ASL.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language
Like it takes a rocket scientist to figure that one out?
Since some seem upset over
b/the picture in the picture
c/the picture in the picture in the picture
d/the signer etal
MAYBE someday someone will figure out a way to communicate to us without pictures.
EVERYONE pleases EVERYONE ELSE.
Some by entering the room, some by leaving....
I tried to keep up but you kept losing me.
Would you please retype but type slower this time.
Thanks..... <: <: <:
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