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The vuvuzela

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« on: June 11, 2010, 08:57:27 AM »

So I was pondering the true origins of this noisy distraction last night and accessed the ever reliable Google this morning, Wiki gives us some satisfying answers up until the point I got to this section:

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In early 2010 members of the Nazareth Baptist Church claimed that the vuvuzela belonged to their church, and threatened to pursue legal action to stop fans playing the vuvuzela at the World Cup.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vuvuzela

I mean WTF?Huh?? I stopped reading here, lately I just get too "om-ge-ally" when I come across annoying religious groups and references....



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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 11:01:36 AM »

In the case of the churches vuvuzelas would be an improvement.   I feel a calling to go to chuch this Sunday.   
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 09:20:44 AM »

It all comes from the Old Testament in the Wholly Babble where the Jews used the rams horn in their worship rituals. Some churches started using this to "call" God during services, or as a "call" to worship. The practice is also popular in some of the over-the-top charismatic woo-woo churches and, since kudu horns were more accessible in SA, these got used instead. They sometimes put a trumpet mouthpiece into the end of the horn to make it easier to produce a sound and I often used to get these nut-cases coming into a music shop I once worked in (back in the day).

Maybe some clever guy in a church decided, in the absence of a real horn, to use a plastic pipe and the Vuvuzela was born. If I could find that guy ...
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 12:11:43 PM »

It all comes from … where the Jews used the rams horn in their worship rituals.
It’s called a “shofar.”  There’s also a staunchly fundamentalist church by that name that has a sizeable following in SA, especially at the Stellenbosch and Pretoria universities.  I only write this because interest is waning due to vuvuzela fatigue having set in, shortly to morph into, er, full-blown vuvuzela rage…

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 15:36:16 PM »

I only write this because interest is waning due to vuvuzela fatigue having set in, shortly to morph into, er, full-blown vuvuzela rage…

Might I suggest something of an attitude readjustment, as they are reputed to be good for blowing one's own trumpet.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 19:11:15 PM »

Watching the Argentina / Germany game and you can hear the crowd. Is the vuvuzela going the way of the yo-yo and dingbat?
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