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Overwhelming number of applicants for Ariel Sharon funeral sign language translator

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Overwhelming number of applicants for Ariel Sharon funeral sign language translator

Organisers of former Israeli PM’s state funeral inundated with calls

TEL AVIV: Organisers of the state funeral for former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon – who passed away earlier today – have revealed that they have been “overwhelmed” by the number of applicants for the position of sign language interpreter.

“Honestly, when we put out the call this afternoon, we thought we’d get a couple of people interested, but the response has been truly remarkable and we’ve been inundated with applications,” said a source from the Israeli Prime Minister’s office. “To be honest, I didn’t even think there were that many sign language speakers in the region.”

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  1. Roger Rave

    January 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

    “To be honest, I didn’t even think there were that many sign language speakers in the region” ….. there are not ( though they may pretend to be ! ) Besides he would have wanted ACTION … not words as that speaks a lot louder by his books !

  2. Nullifidian

    January 12, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Sign language interpreting at Sharon’s funeral will be easy. In death as in life, Sharon’s message will simply be a raised middle finger to all decent people.

  3. darkbean

    January 12, 2014 at 9:01 am

    People may mistake it as a Nescafe advert.

  4. Kmeno

    January 12, 2014 at 9:35 am

    People are a bit too serious on this site.

  5. Anonymous

    January 12, 2014 at 11:51 am

    why many people would be interested to represent a KILLER !!

    • Joe

      January 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      I think you’re missing the satire. I can think of a few appropriate “hand gestures” that would dominate in any signing of this funeral, although I believe most of them are a type of ‘sign language’ that everyone understands.

  6. Anonymous

    January 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    John McCricrik for the job

  7. ASH

    January 12, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I can see it now. The thumb positioned horizontally above the two eyes on the forehead and the index finger raised vertically in the international sign of the aerial.

  8. Anonymous

    January 13, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Only a few signs are needed for the words scumbag, murderer and war criminal.

  9. CMK

    January 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    uh, this is a satire site guys….

  10. Erwin

    January 21, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I think they know it’s satire. They’re just too pissed off at Sharon to care.

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