Facebook versus VuvuzelaPieter posted in "Groups & pages". 2 years, 10 months ago
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)
- Sorry Justin Bieber, but the vuvuzela is officially more annoying than you!
- Sorry vuvuzela, but Justin Bieber is still more annoying than you!
Foreign pages, the World Cup is an international event after all:
- Aua, mein Schädel brummt! Stoppt den Vuvuzela-Terror! (Ouch, my head hurts. Stop the vuvuzela-terror!)
- Reconnaître la Vuvuzela comme une arme de destruction massive (Recognize the vuvuzela as a weapon of mass destruction)
Other random pages:
- If Jesus could play an instrument, he would play the vuvuzela
- Please FIFA for the sanity of the world, please ban the vuvuzela
- Why don’t we put all those vuvuzelas in the BP oil leak?.
- People Against Repetitive Vuvuzela Blowing
- I make a lovely sound…LOL jk, I’m a vuvuzela.
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?