Saturday, November 20, 2010


If you've ever had the pleasure of listening to football highlights from the non-English-speaking world, you'll be familiar with the extremely entertaining ways the commentators have of proclaiming the scoring of a goal.

This one's from Italy, a remarkable goal from Roma's Stefano Okaka leading to a frenzied outpouring from the announcer which sounds like an excited puppy.

This one from Spain demonstrates the correct pronunciation of "goal" as practiced by announcers all over the Spanish speaking world - aiming to stretch the one word out for as many syllables as possible. There are a lot of goals in this game, so you'll see it's not just a once off.

And finally, an Arabic commentator who sounds like he's weeping with joy at the quality of this goal.

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