Thursday, September 21, 2006

"It smells of sulfur still today"

3 comments:

  1. Good god, could they have found a more patronizing interpreter? I particularly love the intonation she gave to "Yankee imperialist go home." One also wonders why they gave Chavez a female interpreter: seems odd that most everyone on teevee gets an interpreter that is their gender and fakes their national accent.

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  2. I also found the interpreter a bit sullen and overly silken-tongued, but at least she was fluent. That's better than many interpreters on the news, where abstract concepts are reduced to monosyllabic mixed metaphors.

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  3. Yes: see the interpreter for Chavez' interview on Tavis Smiley. Chavez is an awesome orator.

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