Is booing ever acceptable?

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Is booing ever acceptable

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  2. No

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  1. Salty

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    Are there any circumstances that booing would be acceptable?
     
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    Where? In church? :laugh:

    love,

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  3. mcdirector

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    I do not believe it is.

    I much prefer stony silence if I disagree with someone.
     
  4. rbell

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    I boo my pastor when his sermon isn't getting it done.





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    :laugh: What....you mean ya'll don't boo your pastors on an off day? (NOW I wait for someone to think I was serious...)
     
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    You mean you aren't serious!?!

    humphf!
     
  6. Tom Bryant

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    booing is always acceptable AND encouraged when it comes to the Cowboys, Barry Bonds and the Red sox. :laugh:
     
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    When multi millionaire athletes are not giving it their best effort...they DEFINATELY deserved to be boo'd, especially if I have to pay hard earned $ to watch them perform.
     
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    Sure

    Acceptable by Casper and his friends!
     
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    It's a part of the experience. I wouldn't generally boo my favorite teams, but I might boo a coaching decision or two. I would also boo the opposing team. That's what home field advantage is about. It's not about being mean to them. It's all in good fun. Throwing things and cursing them, however, is most definitely unacceptable.
     
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    If I had been nearby when the leader of Iraq came over here and disrespected my country, I certainly would have boo'd at him.
     
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    You mean Iran don't you?

    I would boo lil kim of N. Korea, and the idiot in Venezula also...

    Oh, and Cindy Sheehan, Fred Phelps and his ilk.

    And right now, Rich Rodriguez....
     
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    Yeah, I meant Iran. Thanks.

    I don't boo ball teams or players, or even bad coaches, but that's not saying much 'cause I don't even watch sports.
     
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    Professional athletes or Ref's (for a bad call), by all means. But never for amatuers who are not being paid to play.
     
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    I prefer Dustin Hoffman's line from Hook, "Bad form, Jack, bad form."

    Now back to booing. What about the kind of booing that doesn't occur in church or sports stadiums? You know the kind of boo when you hide in a dark hallway waiting for someone to walk past you and BOO! The unsuspecting party jumps, has a brief but exciting spaz attack and then smacks you for being an idiot. Nothing like taking 3 years off the end of somebody's life to get your day started.
     
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    :laugh: Padre, my son has been in a recent spell of hiding around corners and jumping out at his sisters! Am I to understand that he got this idea from YOU??!!!! :laugh:

    Keep up the good work! I keep telling the girls that if they expect it and quit screaming when jumps out that he'll quit doing it. They never learn. :( ;)

    As for the OP, yes there are time when booing is acceptable. Other times maybe not so much, but hey, this is America where we have freedom of expression and I can boo if'n I want too! Just wait till the next time you round a corner!
     
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    To everything there is a season...
     
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    Is there not a rule that "sports fans" in Philadelphia are required to 'boo', just to get into a stadium?
    The famous Philadelphia "boo birds"!

    We don't want to contribute to the extinction of a species, although some rumors have it that 'boo birds' may be far more widespread than previously thought.

    In fact some have been alleged at such varied venues as Knicks basketball games, spotted flying around some baseball spring training sites, and apprearing along the campaign trail of different candidates, this year.

    We'll see for sure, how plentiful they are this summer, I predict.

    Ed
     
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    Two outta' three, maybe! But I'll assure you that booing the Cowboys is not acceptable in my home, and by anyone, any time my bride :love2: is present. (If she is not present, I could care less, as to booing.) She wears Cowboys jerseys on their game days, if they are on TV. I know better than to ever boo the Cowboys! :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     
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    I have just voted "No", but then I remembered pantomimes. If you are in the U.S. you may not know about pantomimes. Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantomime One of the traditions in pantomime is to boo the "villain". Everyone knows that they are not booing the actor or actress, but the character they represent - the wicked stepmother, the cruel king, or whatever. In my view, that is completely different to booing a sportsman or sportswomen who isn't doing particularly well, or anything similar.
     
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    Booing in church isn't acceptable. If your pastor isn't preaching the Word as it should be it's time to talk with him or find a new church.

    Maybe, at a sporting event, if you can afford to go.

    Saying Amen or something similar in church is fine. A silent church is a dead church.
     

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