Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO - As Gollum famously said: “We hates it! We hates it!” Tolkien’s character in The Lord of the Rings was lamenting the Thief! Bilbo Baggins! The Curmudgeon is lamenting the dreaded vuvuzela. Those of you who were in the US or on another planet during the buildup to the World Cup will not have noted that “bafana bafana” (“the boys! the boys!”) and “jabulani” (“come to bring happiness to everyone”) and “vuvuzela” (“loud obnoxious elephantine snorting snoring noise have mercy please!”) have entered the everyday vocabulary of millions of Brazilians who . . .