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Thursday, 8 July 2010

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Venezuela, vuvuzela, Blackpool - you can see how the confusion arises

The government of Venezuela is to take legal action against the South African government over the confusion that has arisen between the Caribbean paradise and the vuvuzelas that have been relentlessly blown at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Venezuela is the beautiful tropical paradise to where Henri Charriere - Papillon for the dolts - escaped in 1944. He opened up a chain of restaurants in the country, but little good it did him; he died in 1967.

FIFA 2010 has been thoroughly spoiled by the trumpet-like vuvuzela, and the Venezuelan government has decided that their tourist industry could be substantially harmed if potential holidaymakers confuse their home with the wretched World Cup instrument.

They say, for example, that a travel agent could potentially be talking to two prospective holidaymakers about where they want to go during their summer break, and might suggest a lovely trip to Venezuela. The customers might easily link the name 'Venezuela' with the aforementioned pesky trumpet, and decide to go to Blackpool instead.

Meanwhile, in Blackpool, a meeting of the English Tourist Board has sanctioned the import into the country of 200,000 vuvuzelas which will be sold at all of Britain's seaside resorts this summer. The RRP of a plastic vuvuzela is expected to be £125.

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