From: nigel on 28 Jun 2010 06:35
> The vuvuzela has real no cultural heritage in SA and has existed outside
> that country for far longer. It's about as African as Kentucky Fried
> Chicken, and equally distasteful.
That reminds me of a recipe I saw recently for 'authentic' Yorkshire
Puddings. Second on the list of ingredients was olive oil :(
From: nigel on 28 Jun 2010 06:37
> "Claire" <claireonusenet(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
>> The problem it seems is that people here take it so seriously and are
>> not good losers! Other countries seem to enjoy football without all
>> the deep analysis and dissections of their national psyche. It is just
>> a bit of fun. Or have a committed blasphemy?
> Taking the game seriously is admirable. Being poor losers isn't.
> Have you committed blasphemy? No, you've merely bought into the media
> hype. The overwhelming majority of England fans are realistic about the
> team's strengths and weaknesses and thus their prospects in this
> tournament. It's only the media who have said any different.
Football is our national sport, so we're entitled to feel strongly about it.
Like many England fans, I'm disappointed that the team performances are
significantly weaker than the playing strengths of the players should
entitle us to.
From: Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft on 28 Jun 2010 14:59
On Jun 28, 12:35 pm, nigel <use...(a)nospam.com> wrote:
> CJM wrote:
> > The vuvuzela has real no cultural heritage in SA and has existed outside
> > that country for far longer. It's about as African as Kentucky Fried
> > Chicken, and equally distasteful.
> That reminds me of a recipe I saw recently for 'authentic' Yorkshire
> Puddings. Second on the list of ingredients was olive oil :(
justa likea mama useda toa makea
From: Claire on 28 Jun 2010 15:00
On 28 June, 11:30, "CJM" <cjmuk2...(a)gmail.removethis.com> wrote:
> "Claire" <claireonuse...(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
> > I dislike the things; fact is though such a strong reaction about a
> > popular thing particular to their country was bound to offend people.
> Get over it.
I thought I might have been unduly harsh on old Boris this time
around. I deleted the post on Google but it seeped through elsewhere.
From: Justin Credible on 28 Jun 2010 16:02
"Claire" <claireonusenet(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
> Btw, I've got nothing against heavily tattooed men with bear bellies
> so long as they behave nicely.
:-) bit of a contradiction in terms, methinks!
The 20-something males who've gone prematurely bald and so have shaved their
heads in a feeble attempt to hide their testosterone deficiencies are the
I think they wave their fists around precisely because they feel the need to
justify the masculinity which they clearly don't possess?