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My thoughts on the World Cup so far [Jun. 19th, 2010|05:45 pm]
[Current Location |Invercargill]
[mood |coldcold]
[music |NOT some little plastic horns]

... kindly provided for me by one of the commentators at Public Address.

South African Vuvuzela Philharmonic Angered By Soccer Games Breaking Out During Concerts

[User Picture]From: aeb
2010-06-19 06:29 am (UTC)

{raise eyebrows}

I first heard that joke as "I went to fight, and a hockey game broke out." {Amused Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-06-19 09:32 am (UTC)
I think I've heard variations on that one as well.

Off on a tangent... when you hear or see mention of "hockey", do you first think of field hockey or ice hockey? Because I've seen ice hockey mentioned just as "hockey" a few times recently (ish), and I always think of plain "hockey" as field hockey.
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2010-06-19 08:57 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there are many variations on that one. {SMILE}

Field hockey is rare enough in the US, I mostly forget about it unless it's mentioned by it's full name. Not that we play a lot of ice hockey in Hawai'i when we only have one ice rink in the whole state. However, in the national news, "hockey" and "ice hockey" are used interchangeably, especially when sports announcers are talking about the latest scores in the National Hockey League. (The NHL is a professional ice hockey league that has teams from both the USA and Canada. I don't know if either nation even has a field hockey league. If the US has one, it's not popular enough to make the nightly news. {Smile})

I wouldn't be at all surprised if field hockey was more popular in the rest of the world, like it must be in New Zealand. This wouldn't be the only time North America split from the rest of the world over which sport should be popular. {wink, Amused Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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