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Vuvuzela

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bram Hengeveld, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Yes

    21 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. No

    28 vote(s)
    57.1%
  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    Yes or No?
     
  2. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
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    Definetely NO.
     
  3. Sebastien Levret

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    No No No
     
  4. Maurice Hurkmans

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    Yes :)
     
  5. David Garcia

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    I voted yes! XD But I was thinking in a mosquito flying around your ear when you sleep. Seriously, VUVUZELA F*** OFF!
     
  6. Ryan Callan

    Ryan Callan

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    I hate the things but how dare we try and control another country's culture?
     
  7. Dave Stephenson

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    its a yes for me. if we ban them now they might ban pies when it comes to England, then I'd would be really gutted.
     
  8. Eric Estes

    Eric Estes

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    No - Only a tradition since 2001 when a local SA company started mass producing them. Not much cultural about plastic.
     
  9. Ryan Callan

    Ryan Callan

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    Every tradition must start somewhere - maybe us British should start somewhere else when it comes to banning things - like alcohol abuse and everything that goes with it - instead of worrying about some noisy trumpets that will last a month.
     
  10. Mark Guy

    Mark Guy

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    I vote yes, yes, yes.........
     
  11. Resi Respati

    Resi Respati

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    I really want that trumpet... ;(
     
  12. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
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    [​IMG]

    :confused:
     
  13. Ryan Callan

    Ryan Callan

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    Very clever Stu :)
     
  14. Rhys Gardiner

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    Don't forget that many people have the same problem with our beloved sport of Motor Racing. The sound might be heaven to us, but to others it's like a mozzie buzzing around you ear, to use Yves' expression. The same thing can be said of those horns, annoying though they are.
     
  15. Resi Respati

    Resi Respati

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  16. Werner Van Aswegen

    Werner Van Aswegen

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    Not quite true. Yes they were only mass produced in 2001 but they were hand made before that.

    What all the critics are missing is what this noisy plastic trumpet represents. South Africa as you all know has had a chequered past and despite things getting better there are still a lot of people stuck in their ways. However, this event has given us all a reason to stand together and the vuvuzela has been a symbol of this.

    I'm not going to lie to you. Soccer has been regarded as a sprot for blacks by a lot of non black people and so the only people who ever owned vuvuzelas were by default the black soccer suporters. That has changed now. Everyone and their mother owns one now and together we are cheering on our team.

    What is more we have even had rugby games played in Soweto. The importance of the fact that a game predominanlty supported by white people being played in a black city and white people not only actually attending but interacting with the local community and supporting the local business there is massive. It really is something that South Africa can be proud of.

    So you may dislike the droning sound of those vuvuzelas on TV. It does sound like a swarm of flies I agree BUT it represents a unity of cultures and stands as evidence that our (my) nation is moving ahead.

    Oh and also, it's not just South Africans who are blowing these trumpets. Our guests have joined in the noise too :)
     
  17. Dan Allinson

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    I have the Vuvuzela app on my I Phone. Its brilliant for scaring my girlfriend while shes sleeping.
     
  18. Dave Stephenson

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    Well said Werner :)
     
  19. Werner Van Aswegen

    Werner Van Aswegen

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    That's nothing! I have a real vuvuzela to do the same thing with my wife. Her reaction is worth the night on the couch...
     
  20. Christopher Aponte

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    lol guys....me think it is time to get one of those :)

    don't know why....but love it....I guess i love it more when people begin complaining about it :)