Words That Seem Dirty But Probably Aren’t

From the writeup of the Brazil-South Africa match in the Confederation Cup today:

Spurred on by the deafening buzz of their delighted fans’ vuvuzelas, South Africa unsettled Brazil with a frantic, hustling game of quick challenges and tight defense.

Normally, if we’re talking about Brazilians and vuvuzelas in the same sentence, I’m thinking you probably want to get the kids out of the room first because it’s about to get really interesting. But in fact, a vuvuzela is a horn about three feet long that some people say mimics the sound of an elephant trumpeting.

So it looks like S’s wish gets granted — the U.S. has to play Brazil for the Cup. Well, if we’re going to win, we want to play against the best available, and we already beat Spain. (She has a nice blog, by the way — go ahead and give her a few hits, why dontcha?)

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. I'm a public defender. I don't get my wish very often, so it's a nice surprise when I do. I really hope I don't regret it.Thanks for the shout out.

  2. well, there is obviously a lot of time to go, but I'm feeling pretty good about the way we've started this match! Here's hoping we keep this level of play up.

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