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Speak not

I don't follow athletics and only half-watched history being made in the Athletics World Championships (partly because I just don't care about athletics and didn't know it was the world championships and partly because I was listening to Ronwen explaining the importance of oral communication in sub-Saharan societies and its likely impact on modern hip-hop culture).

So I just saw an overly tall fella gallop ahead of the field like someone had just blown the whistle and he was hoping to get the best orange at half time. Then he was doing a victory dance and the commentators were laying on superlatives like there was no tomorrow. Then it kind of went like this:

"Commentators are too much these days, the way they carry on. The dude's just won a race, that's all. I mean, it's not like he's just broken the world record or anything, has he? ... Oh."

{2009.08.16 - 16:53}

Comments:

1 hugo (2009.08.24 - 10:17) #

I for one would love to hear Ronwen's comments on "the importance of oral communication in sub-Saharan societies and its likely impact on modern hip-hop culture" if she's willing to share..?

2 Colin (2009.08.25 - 18:17) #

I'm sure she'll be happy to, I'll give her a nudge :-)

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