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Facebook versus Vuvuzela




Even if you have only accidentally watched just a few seconds of the World Cup 2010 while flicking channels, you’ll have heard the sound of the vuvuzela. The stadium blowing horn, approximately 1 meter (3 feet, 3 inches) in length, is the favourite instrument of soccer fans in South Africa. And right now, it’s also the most hated instrument in the rest of the world. Hundreds of Facebook pages and groups were created in the course of last weekend, complaining about the vuvuzela’s horrible sound and protesting it. Here are some of the most creatively named pages:

Wordplay always works:

Are you on TEAM BIEBER of TEAM VUVUZELA (Justin Bieber fans, withhold)

Foreign pages, the World Cup is an international event after all:

Other random pages:

Here’s a Facebook tag picture which you can upload to your wall and let people tag themselves if they hate the thing.

Did you know that…

  • the vuvuzela is a possible safety risk when spectators cannot hear evacuation announcements?
  • spreads colds and flu viruses on a greater scale than coughing or shouting?
  • the instrument produces a sound level of 127 decibels, a dangerously high sound pressure level similar to that of a jack hammer or machine gun?

Soccer commentators  have described the annoying sound of the  vuvuzela as…

  • a stampede of noisy elephants.
  • a deafening swarm of locusts.
  • a goat on the way to slaughter.
  • a giant hive full of very angry bees.

How would you describe the sound? Do you think they should ban the South African horn?

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Facebook versus Vuvuzela Posted by on June 14, 2010 at 4:42 PM. Use this trackback if you're linking this story.

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