The Vuvuzela

June 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm 7 comments

The Confed cup is underway with lots of noise! The wonderful *choke* vuvuzela has really been causing a ruckus!

The Vuvuzla:

is a plastic trumpet that when blown emits a high pitched blasting sound, much like a big air-horn on trucks, except maybe more irritating.

South Africans have being blowing these things by the droves, drowning out any commentary, music and thoughts of those in the stadiums and watching on the television.

Personally, I don’t give a damn about soccer. Or even the World Cup **may the government and its people not see that statement and throw me in Anti SA prison** But those cursed vuvuzelas can die.

I along with Basil Coetzee “find comments about this being a truly African experience condescending and patronising.” I would like to know how a PLASTIC TRUMPET is at all South African? What about this blasted noise maker is African in nature? It’s plastic. And a trumpet. It’s a gosh darn plastic trumpet.

Unless of course, the nature of South Africans is irritation, inconsiderate, loud and obnoixious. Only then would vuvuzelas be African. And that my friends is just ludicrous.

Isn’t it?

Sure I’ve heard the arguements for the Vuvs. I get that we can’t ban the shouting in England or the other ruckus’s in other countries, but for the sakes of the Wives of Soccer fans, please oh please… ban the vuvuzelas.


I need to protect my hearing for old age and things.


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. MiSS RAmbLEs  |  June 25, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    hahahaha…why does it being plastic and a trumpet not represent South Africa?!

    i didn’t know Africans were only meant to only use sticks and stones?! there are many African trumpet type instruments out there actually.

    i think a vuvuzela is representative of South Africa at soccer matches. am not South African and i was quite sad to hear they are actually considering this.they are merely a form of expression.

    you do know you can wear ear muffs/plugs to matches right?!?

    • 2. touchingjoy  |  June 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

      Of course! Africans should only use sticks and stones and live in huts. πŸ™‚

      No what I meant is that a plasic trumpet is hardly a uniquely african thing are hardly represents the heritage everyone credits to it. Its a friggin plastic trumpet.

      • 3. touchingjoy  |  June 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

        Saying a plastic trumpet is uniquely South African is like saying an air horn is somehow American?! Just seems a bit silly!

      • 4. MiSS RAmbLEs  |  June 26, 2009 at 12:13 am

        i think a vuvuzela is representative of South Africa at soccer matches.

      • 5. touchingjoy  |  June 26, 2009 at 5:44 am

        I do hear what you are saying. And thanks for sayin’ it! πŸ™‚ It’s nice to hear opposing opinions around here! πŸ™‚

  • 6. Hillbilly Duhn  |  June 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I don’t like the horn already, why, cause I can’t pernounce it! LOL!

  • 7. sleepyjane  |  June 26, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I don’t like it – it makes a lot of noise and it’s irritating. To each his own I guess.


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