Thursday, June 22, 2006

Enjoyable Hyperbole

We're really going to party now. This is the most wonderful day of my life. It's the finest hour in Ghana's history and we are united like never before.

You have made the whole Africa proud. Continue like that to proof to the rest of the world that Africa has played a great role to shape this world and deserves a respectable place in the football world championship. After all, the beginning of mankind has been traced by scientists to be in the East African Valley. Our hopes are high and we know that with more dermination you will reach far. Thank you very much for the great work done. The continent of Africa is behind you, forwards ever backwards never! Congratulations, Black Stars!

MyJoyOnline (Ghana)
"Ghana, Ghana. Thanks to him, thanks to him, let's give thanks to God because this ground he has loved and he does forever and his mercies are bountiful."

BBC (Streaming Audio of fan chants)
"Ghana goes gay".

The Guardian

Hmmm. I remember people feeling like this in England in 1966.


Steve Muhlberger said...

It's surely funny, but a little goes a long way.

The problem with organized sports, esp nationalistic sport events, is that you are constantly buffeted by this stuff.

Paul Halsall said...

There is a certain naif quality which was charming in the Ghanaian comments.

Of course, after any big high, the crash will be just awful. Que sera sera!