The Weekend Selection: When The World met The Chicken

Posted on December 14, 2013



It’s been a phenomenal week for the site, after we broke the news that the interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial service was fake, triggering worldwide coverage of the story.

The site has had a record amount of traffic, with our news article that broke the story getting 120,000 views alone. Here are the top five posts from last week!

  1. Deaf News: ‘Fake’ sign language interpreter mars Nelson Mandela service for Deaf people worldwide
  2. Professor Graham Turner: 10 lessons from the tale of the ‘fake’ interpreter“I didn’t know what would be done.” Deaf actor
  3. Matthew Gurney explains how he had an operation without being told what was going to happen
  4. Deaf News: Video shows ‘fake’ interpreter using comical sign for “machine gun” as Jacob Zuma sings ‘Kill the Boer’
  5. Emily Howlett: Do we appreciate sign language interpreters enough?

And the top three not from the previous seven days

  1. Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of hearing people
  2. Charlie Swinbourne: The 10 annoying habits of deaf people!
  3. Charlie Swinbourne: Ten things you should never say to a deaf person

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