- n. A trumpet-shaped horn, now usually plastic, that produces a loud buzzing sound.
- From Zulu vuvuzela ("to make a vuvu noise"). Directly translated vuvu-ing. Because of the /vuː/ sound that comes from the plastic horn. (Wiktionary)
“Can anyone confirm that vuvuzela is Swahili for "justifiable homicide"?”
“The vuvuzela is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the “Sub-Saharan Africoon”:”
“To Chris of World Cup blog, the vuvuzela is “that giant swarm of insects …”:”
“Chris of World Cup blog agrees that the vuvuzela is “quintessentially South African” but …”
““The ancestor of the vuvuzela is said to be the kudu horn - ixilongo in isiXhosa, mhalamhala in Tshivenda - blown to summon African villagers to meetings.””
“Wow, I never heard the name vuvuzela before this article.”
“The debate around the vuvuzela was always going to generate big noise but for some South African commentators it has become almost a neo-colonial conflict.”
“Supporters made the horns out of discarded tin cans, and the use spread wildly, to the joy of many and the irritation of some: South African writer Jon Qwelane wrote in 2007 that “Nowadays, there is an instrument from hell, called the vuvuzela, which has largely formed my decision to abandon all live games and rather watch on TV, with the sound totally muted.””
“Pitch Invasion calls the vuvuzela “Satan's instrument.””
“Discussions about the popular instrument called the vuvuzela blown by South African football fans have dominated the blogosphere since the beginning of Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa, which ended last week.”
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