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Do the World Cup horns (vuvuzelas) irritate you or not?

Poll Results: Should the vuvuzelas be banned?

 
  • 70% (56)
    Yes
  • 29% (23)
    No
79 Total Votes  
post #1 of 78
Thread Starter 

A real feature of the South Africa World Cup has been the constant blaring of the vuvuzelas or horns. They sound like a huge swarm of bees or the strings playing to create tension in a 1970s horror film. There has been talk of banning them as they are incessant. What do you think?

 

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post #2 of 78

ban the blighters, ban anyone who makes too much noise or wears loud shirts as well!

 

If it's irritating for me watching on tv who knows how much it puts the players performance off.

post #3 of 78

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post #4 of 78
Thread Starter 

Presently watching N Korea vs Brazil, to some post rock instrumental music by Norwegian band Salvatore. I watched the England game with the horns and they did get annoying, but they also hightened the tension of the game.

post #5 of 78

Leave them - the atmosphere they create seems to be fantastic

 

The only reason for banning them would be if they were loud enough to cause ear damage to other spectators.

post #6 of 78

I don't really mind them watching on TV, but If I paid alot of money to go watch they would likely irritate me alot

post #7 of 78

They definitely are loud enough to cause hearing damage and are annoying as well.

post #8 of 78

They don't bother me at all. They may be loud enough to cause hearing damage for those present there on the stadiums, but they sure aren't anywhere near dangerously loud when watching the games on TV! Come on people - if you think they are too loud, you are probably turning the volume on your TV too high.

post #9 of 78

yes, without a doubt, they should be banned.

post #10 of 78

You can't ban them...it's modern day SA's only semi-worthwhile contribution to society.

post #11 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Sir View Post

Leave them - the atmosphere they create seems to be fantastic

 

The only reason for banning them would be if they were loud enough to cause ear damage to other spectators.


"The sound level of the instrument has been measured at 127 decibels"

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

 

Earplugs have been selling out and there's a shortage of them. I hope there's future lawsuits in the brewing.


Edited by dcpoor - 6/15/10 at 3:06pm
post #12 of 78

They are very annoying. We watch the coverage at work during lunch hours and have to turn the sound way down and as a result don't get to hear much of the commentary.

post #13 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcpoor View Post




"The sound level of the instrument has been measured at 127 decibels"

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

 

Earplugs have been selling out and there's a shortage of them. I hope there's future lawsuits in the brewing.


Fair enough, then perhaps banning them should be considered.

 

The idea that they might distract the players is utterly ridiculous.
 

post #14 of 78

Many players have complained that they're unable to communicate with teammates.

post #15 of 78

It seems blowing those vuvuzela things is how fans show their support for their team in South Africa.

 

It does seem annoying, but I dont think its feasible to ban them; and if they do get banned it'll cause an uproar.

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