HubbubThe concept of hubbub comes from the Portuguese word hubbub. The term refers to bewilderment, mess, mess, or mess that is usually generated when different elements are mixed.

For instance: “Last night we left early from the party because there was a lot of noise “, “The Brazilian forward found the ball in the middle of the noise and managed to score the only goal of the game”, “I like places where there is no noise and I can be calm”.

Many times the idea noise is used in reference to noise that is generated in a place where there are many people talking. It is also said noise to very loud sound of a stereo or some type of machine in operation: “With the noise in this bar I can’t even hear you”, “What a fuss! Can’t you turn off the music for a bit? “, “This air conditioner makes a lot of noise”.

In other contexts, hubbub refers to a confusing situation, in which it is difficult to think or act with clarity or precision. Suppose that, in a match of soccerIn the same play, the ball bounces three times against the goalposts and four players fall in the area. In this context, athletes are confused and are not clear about where the ball is. Suddenly, in the midst of the hubbub, a footballer manages to dominate the ball and kicks the goal, managing to score a goal. It could be said that this player, either by ability, by intuition or by chance, managed to locate the ball in the hubbub and took advantage of that situation.

This term is also used to describe the hubbub and the typical screaming of a group of children and adolescents that can be seen in schools, especially when they go out for recess, during a free hour or when the shift ends and they can return home. In this case, it is not a negative thing, but the noise they produce is no less confusing than that of an emergency situation, and parents, with much less energy than they, must fight to find their children and get them to leave their homes. conversations for later, as for adults time is short.

HubbubAnother example of noise caused by the little ones occurs in the neighborhoods, when they go out to play with their friends, unconcerned by the effect that decibels of their screams can cause in the elderly or in the neighbors who try to take a nap. Again, this hubbub is not negative, but occurs as a result of the volume of vitality that we have during childhood; in fact, very often it draws a smile on the faces of adults who, on the other hand, yearn for calm.

Returning to the etymology of the term hubbub, in the Portuguese language it was a aphaeresis from an older word, kidding (“Entanglement or wrapped package”), which in turn came from the Latin word involve (which can be translated as “wrapper”). The concept of apheresis is defined as the cancellation of one or more sounds at the beginning of a word, which can occur as part of its evolution, something very common when moving from one language to another.

Regarding the Latin word involve, it’s related to I will be back, a verb whose translation is «roll, give turns, wrap or spin ”, which in turn came to our language through different words, such as“ return, volume, fickle, wrap, pomace, stir, rebujar and rebujo ”. The list goes on, and the ramifications are many, although they always make it clear that the origin of hubbub It was already referring to something tangled, crooked, or difficult to understand.