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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    It's obviously a custom. A really stupid one, but it's theirs and they're entitled to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Tradition doesn't have to mean you made it up or invented it.

    It's obviously a custom. A really stupid one, but it's theirs and they're entitled to it.
    That's fair enough, and I have no problem with people talking about it that way. But I've heard some people speak about them as if they've been around for generations and that we're complaining about a long-held tradition. Something made of plastic cannot have been around that long.

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    Vuvuzelas are apparently a 4.4 million pound industry in SA now, and there are vested interests at play behind resisting any ban.
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    Reading in today's paper that in a bank in SA, 20 workers decided amongst themselves when South Africa would score in the WC opener against Mexico if SA scored, and run out onto the street and and blow the vuvuzela, only their boss wasn't in the know. So they did as per agreement, and all had their employment terminated.

    Another one blew the vuvuzela right in somebodies ear and was quite rightly sacked. WAC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Reading in today's paper that in a bank in SA, 20 workers decided amongst themselves when South Africa would score in the WC opener against Mexico if SA scored, and run out onto the street and and blow the vuvuzela, only their boss wasn't in the know. So they did as per agreement, and all had their employment terminated.

    Another one blew the vuvuzela right in somebodies ear and was quite rightly sacked. WAC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    You've all missed the joke Brumby was trying to make.

    The title of this thread is clearly a euphemism.
    Pleased someone noticed at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    You've all missed the joke Brumby was trying to make.

    The title of this thread is clearly a euphemism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Ally McCoist on ESPN: "I've got 5 kids at home, so I actually find the vuvuzelas quite relaxing."

    At least England fans won't have to listen to the vuvuzelas after Wednesday, so they can stop complaining about it then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Unless plastic's been around in South Africa much longer than it has in the rest of the world, I don't see how you can use the tradition argument with regard to vuvuzelas.
    If it was a South Africa tradition you'd also surely hear them at rugby (or indeed, cricket, etc.) games too - and I've never heard one at a rugby match in South Africa before. Though then again, if a $4 piece of plastic is tradition, who am I to argue that...

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    Have realised over the last couple of days I've actually now tuned them out. Only really notice them when they go quiet or some cheering/jeering is audible above them.

    Still don't make them right tho; I'm sure if I were kicked in the cods every day I'd get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shivfan View Post

    At least England fans won't have to listen to the vuvuzelas after Wednesday, so they can stop complaining about it then....
    God you're annoying, I'll be sure to dig this again after Wednesday's victory though

    Oh and btw I didn't realise that if we did go out it meant we weren't allowed to watch any other games?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Have realised over the last couple of days I've actually now tuned them out. Only really notice them when they go quiet or some cheering/jeering is audible above them.

    Still don't make them right tho; I'm sure if I were kicked in the cods every day I'd get used to it.
    Reckon people are getting used to it because the TV stations are turning down the crowd volume.

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    I haven't. Still a ****ing stupid and annoying noise. I'll be cheering every African side that gets knocked out because of it, starting with Cameroon just now.

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