Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What is a Vuvuzela?

The horn you are going to hear in the 2010 World Cup and are now hearing in the Confederations Cup is the vuvuzela.

A vuvuzela, sometimes called a "lepatata" (its Setswana name) or a stadium horn, is an blowing horn, approximately one metre in length, commonly blown by fans at football matches in South Africa. The origin of the name is disputed. It may originate from the Zulu for "making noise," from the "vuvu" sound it makes, or from township slang related to the word for "shower."

From Wikipedia.