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#Vuvuzela

# vuvuzela - Sunday 7 April, 2013

From The42 Remember vuvuzelas? This South African fan used his to attack the ref Blow It Up Ref! This post contains videos

Remember vuvuzelas? This South African fan used his to attack the ref

And you thought you’d never use your souvenir vuvuzela again…

# vuvuzela - Monday 10 October, 2011

From The42 WATCH: South Africa's Cup of Nations Idiocy Fail This post contains videos

WATCH: South Africa's Cup of Nations Idiocy

Bafana Bafana, thinking they’d sealed qualification on goal difference, celebrated their 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone for several minutes before realising they’d actually been eliminated.

# vuvuzela - Thursday 23 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge It's official: Whining is the most irritating noise (plus 7 other annoying sounds) Annoying

It's official: Whining is the most irritating noise (plus 7 other annoying sounds)

New science backs up what we already thought but what other sounds annoy us?

# vuvuzela - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

IT WAS the sound that dominated the world cup but only last year many of us had no idea what a vuvuzela was.

Now the word, along with 2,000 others has made it into the third edition Oxford Dictionary of English, which is published today.

Other new words to make it in the dictionary include cheeseball (something that lacks taste or style) and turducken – a roast dish that consists of chicken inside a duck inside a turkey.

The internet has coined quite a few words with paywall, microblogging, netbook and biral have all been added to the dictionary in recent years. The financial crisis has also thrown up a few previously unheard of words. Toxic debt, deleveraging (reducing debt by quickly selling assets), quantitative easing and staycation are now in common parlance.

Oxford adds words based on their usage and it is the first dictionary to do so.

Last week some of the words that didn’t make the cut were revealed. Words such as wurfing (searching the net while as work) and earworm (a catchy tune that frequently gets stuck in your head)

Other new entries are :

  • wardrobe malfunction : when someone exposes an intimate part of their body after clothing slips;
  • chill pill: a notional pill to make someone calm;
  • bromance : a close but non-sexual relationship between two men;
  • LBD (little black dress). This refers to the simple evening or cocktail dress that, it is claimed, should be part of every womans wardrobe; and
  • frenemy : a person that one is friendly with despite a fundamental dislike.