Interpret this! (June 24, 2011)
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Jun 24, 2011

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Source: BBCNews

This is more of a creative exercise. What do you think were Donald Rumsfeld's" thoughts when this picture was taken? Suggest what might go in the speech bubble to match this simultaneous interpreting situation.

What about you: have you received that look on an interpreting assignment?


Ildiko Santana  Identity Verified
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he is thinking... Jun 24, 2011

"Why is everyone laughing?? I really need a better interpreter!"


Cuauhtemoc Zepeda  Identity Verified
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He is thinking... Jun 24, 2011

Oh, my God! Had way too much of that salsa!

[Edited at 2011-06-24 16:56 GMT]

[Edited at 2011-06-24 16:58 GMT]


Saša Horvat Šimonka  Identity Verified
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... Jun 24, 2011

I wish I remembered where I left my false theet!


AlphaMike  Identity Verified
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he is thinking Nov 11, 2011

"Which one is my channel?"


Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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... Nov 11, 2011

Oops, I hope nobody can smell this...


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