Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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  1. Dear Lisa
    Do you really want me to believe that you are so arrogant to judge a country based on a few cents you donated? Have you ever been to South Africa? Please do some research before making such strong accusations, we are a different culture with different needs. And please also stop forcing your believes and ways on us, just because you donated your change in a tin. Your needs are not necessarily our needs. And this is South Africa, not Asia. We eat Mieliepap (or Maize Meal), not rice. And sport is a big deal for us as well. So let us blow our Vuvuzelas, it’s been a while since we as a nation felt so united and excited about something. I invite you to come and visit our diverse and dynamic country, I bet you will be very surprised that we are not villagers with bones through our noses.
    Keep well. Mooi bly. Sala Kahle!

  2. holy sh*t people, LIGHTEN UP! its LAMEBOOK not an open forum to discuss politics in 3rd world countries. get a freaking life. IT WAS A JOKE! …and it was FUNNY!

  3. It is sad that people are so uneducated about South Africa. We may be poor but most of us don’t starve. Try Somalia, Ethiopia and Nigeria. That is where the donations go. To starving skeleton children in war torn poverty.

  4. I created an account just to have my LOL @ Lisa published… so here it is:

    LOL

    @rockmebritney: It wasn’t a joke at all, look at Lisa’s post, she clearly meant it and the ignorance is sad!

    Ik spreek geen Afrikaans maar ik spreek nog een beetje Nederlands, en misschien jullie hebben de zelfde word:

    Lisa=Kutwijf πŸ˜‰

    Groetjes Zuid Afrika!

  5. Wow, i love how oblivious the “first world countries” i.e America especially (no offence) are to what the real world is. To them they think of Africa been some jungle where we have Elephants runing around in our back garden or Lions chasing us around. Seriously, our sewerage systems are better, we can drink our water straight out of taps but yet i need your donations. Whatever! i think its time they start teaching you more about the world and not your country is the world.

  6. its called SARCASM people. seriously. stop being so freaking sensitive. worry about important sh*t besides whats on lamebook. her comment about africa was SARCASTIC and it WAS funny. this is why i left the US, you people take everything WAY WAY WAYYYY too seriously and its freaking pathetic… the entire world makes fun of how sensitive and ridiculously politically correct you are and you dont even know it!! LOL

  7. Ah… read some of the comments, so may be repeating what some people have said, as a Proudly South African citizen, but here goes anyway:

    As much as the Brits hate being stereotyped as pale, tea drinking bores or Camden-style punks with attitude; and the Americans hate being classified as Yanks with no sensitivity, too much patriotism (flags on every house, thinking they’re the only country in the world, etc) and a serious weight problem, we Saffers hate being pigeon holed as the poor “villages”, with no electricity, terrible crime and the odd elephant traipsing along our dirty, dusty roads.

    I hate to break it to those who don’t know better, but we actually have a relatively stable economy, big cities with buildings (skyscrapers, no less O-: http://www.southafrica.to/transport/Airlines/South-Africa-within/flights-to-Johannesburg/johannesburg-skyline-night.jpg ) and varying degrees of financially classed people.

    We have our rich, middle class and yes, we do have our poor. We do have crime, but as a citizen who has lived here all my 26 years without being touched by it, I’d have to say this is blown maybe a little too much out of proportion. We do have electricity. And computers. And Internet. And pretty much the latest of all technologies, if delayed in the getting here by a few months.

    Lastly, those lovely, ignorant people out there who jump to conclusions without moving their lazy butts enough to Google the word “South Africa” need to realise that although we are part of Africa, we are NOT Africa.

    In so saying, I’m not denying that certain parts of our country and continent (in particular) are starving, but so are people in India, China and yes, even the USA. Starving, poor classes are a sad reality of any economy or country throughtout the world.

    Vuvzela’s are annoying, yes. I personally heard them at 6am on the day folowing our first game against Mexico. But they also symbolise something uniquely South African and I am proud to own one and will blow it loud enough to drown out the people of the world who have nothing better to do than complain about a Vuvu. Do yourself a favour: come visit our country, then make your judgements.

    Well now. Rant over.

  8. @dare2claire *vuvuzelas

  9. Thanks Fleurs. I double checked for spelling, but guess I missed that one πŸ™‚

  10. see also *following. Oops!

  11. I agree with dare2claire, I like living in South Africa and I hate all the misconceptions people have about this country.

  12. Atually, Lisa replied to her own status saying, ‘haha you love it cos it’s true’, so it wasn’t sarcasm but thanks for trying to defend her.

  13. krasivaya_devushka

    Hey, you guys did a great job yesterday in beating France! πŸ˜€
    They deserve it after they cheated to qualify!

    And I agree with your comments about ignorant people. They’re ignorant ’cause the media paints that picture of African countries and that’s all they have set in their minds.

    &OMG, if this comment doesn’t get posted, I quit!!

  14. krasivaya_devushka

    yay success! πŸ˜€

  15. Well said dare2claire! You make SA proud πŸ˜€

  16. Bafana Bafana :'(

  17. I felt so angry at first when reading Lisa’s status, and was about to give her a piece of my mind, when I scrolled through the comments and saw that so many fellow South Africans have done it already. Its so fantastic to see us all uniting together at last, despite our history. AYOBA!

  18. I am South African and I will defend my beautiful country for all its worth! We have our ups and downs like any other country but we are unique, colorful and creative.

    Suid Afrika is my trots! If you can’t read it sorry, but I am proud of my country and all eleven official languages.

  19. I’ve done a lot of international traveling. I love different cultures and truly consider myself to have a lot of acceptance for cultural practices.

    The Vuvuzelas: Yes, they are a part of your culture, and you should have fun with them, however, you guys are drowning out the fans of every single other nation, at every single game. How is that showing courtesy for the other cultures? Yes you are the host nation, so please, for the love of god be a host. This is not the South Africa Cup, this is the World Cup.

    South Africa is a beautiful place, and I would recommend anyone to go there. I love your culture, but please, have some respect for the cultural practices of the nations you are hosting.

  20. Dear dcrearview,
    Thank you for the Ben and Frodo explanations. The post for the Frodo one is better than any other Lamebook post I’ve ever read. I guess Lamebook is truly getting more lame as people have indicated.

  21. Just to let you know i am South African and can’t stand the vuvuzela. I really do hate it but as i walk around town there are more foreigners blowing the god damn thing at the moment than South Africans.

  22. Brazil’s next to host the world cup… I wonder if people will be as upset by the Samba Drum at Soccer Games (a Brazilian tradition, I am told by those in the know) as by the Vuvuzela, when the time comes. Just a thought.

  23. We are actually far too poor here in South Africa to attend any of the world cup games- you know, you first world countries haven’t donated any tickets to us… so all the annoying ‘trumpet playing’ that you are hearing must be coming from your fellow ignorant countrymen?
    Just a thought… back to my bowl of rice I go…
    And ps – I had to hike for 12km through the bush to get to this computer to post this message as seeing as we can’t afford rice we definitely can’t afford computers???

    And aren’t you glad that Ghana knocked you out of the world cup so you won’t have to listen to our VUVUZELA’s anymore – wonder how they managed to kick your asses on their empty stomachs???

  24. You go SAGirl85!! The Vuvuzelas aren’t annoying plastic trumpets, they’re fucking awesome! And they’re part of the host country’s culture. Pfft, this person so needs to get over it

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