The Glottal Stop

BBC receives 545 vuvuzela complaints over World Cup

Posted in General, News by admin on June 16, 2010

On the 15ht of June BBC News reported that

The BBC has received 545 complaints about the sound of vuvuzela horns during its World Cup coverage.

The corporation is considering showing coverage that cuts out the noise of vuvuzelas on its red button service.

On Monday, World Cup organisers ruled out a stadium ban on the plastic horns, which can reach 130 decibels, following complaints from players and fans.

Experts say it is impossible to cut out the horns without affecting commentary and crowd noise.

The BBC says it has already "taken steps to minimise the noise".

Did those 545 half-wits genuinely believe that it is the BBC who is responsible for the wasp-like noise that these horns make?

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  1. Gordon Katic said, on June 26, 2010 at 12:26 am

    These horns do indeed annoy me. My mother went so far as to call them “primitive,” which I thought had a tinge of racism to it (or just poor word choice more likely). In any case, I wouldn’t mind if they filtered the sound out. That could open the door for more viewer customization. I would do anything for a channel that blocked out the baseball commentators, those are the true half-wits.


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