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Obama Knows Sign Language? Yep, No Problem

Oh, yes he can! The game is on for sure. Can the Republicans really make this election interesting?

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Obama Knows Sign Language? Yep, No Problem. Oh, yes he can! The game is on for sure. Can the Republicans really make this election interesting?
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11644 Posts
Sunday, March 25, 2012 10:42:23 AM
That's about as impressive as knowing "domo-arigato Mr. Roboto."


LillianDulci pointed out something easily overlooked by people focussing only on that one gesture:

[quote]It seems like he understood what was being signed to him, considering "thank you" wouldn`t have been appropriate in every situation.[/quote]

So it`s about as impressive as him having learned Japanese well enough to understand it spoken to him at a normal pace.

Or it`s a set piece to buy votes and he can act well enough to make it look like he`s at least somewhat familiar with the language.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11644 Posts
Sunday, March 25, 2012 10:36:15 AM
It should be assumed that he should act naturally around them, they are people too, this shouldn't come across as amazing...


Are you playing the victim card seriously or just trolling? I can`t tell.

Just in case you`re serious, or anyone else plays their victim cards off of your post:

One person used the word `natural` to refer to Obama`s use of sign language. NOT, and I`m directed this to all those desperately looking for a chance to play their victims cards to gain power, NOT his behaviour towards deaf people.

In any case, ignoring any use of the word `natural` is a very good rule of thumb because it is almost always a false appeal to authority.

In one sense, no complex language is natural - they are all artificial things, invented by people. In another, everything invented by people is natural because inventiveness is natural. `natural` almost always means `something I want to claim superhuman support for`.

Idlerlee2
Male, 18-29, Europe
 135 Posts
Sunday, March 25, 2012 4:27:24 AM
Look at me I have to flame something that made someone happy, oh oh oh oh look at me look at me look at me! *hop hop hop*

clowns

mcboozerilla
Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:10:37 PM
I love how this makes all the Nazis mad. You lil Adolfs butthurt?

xoxnameless
Female, 18-29, Canada
 205 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2012 8:45:10 PM
That's about as impressive as knowing "domo-arigato Mr. Roboto." How lame is North American society that we are totally effing impressed when someone in power just recognizes the existence of a group of people or person who is "different" in some way? It should be assumed that he should act naturally around them, they are people too, this shouldn`t come across as amazing...

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