More World Cup fun – I bought a vuvuzela and it came TODAY!

my vuvuzela has a first name...As we said earlier today, the W in WSG is for World Cup these days.  So much so, that I felt compelled to purchase one of those awesome horns you hear in the background at all the matches.  That’s right – my very own vuvuzela!

For about $13, inclusive of shipping, I have in my hands a little piece of the World Cup.  If I blow it in my house, my wife is sure to send me straight to the proverbial dog house, but it just might be worth it.  I wonder how people would react if I tooted the horn in a pub, or other public place?  Perhaps that will follow in an upcoming blog post.


What do you think?  Is the vuvuzela annoying, or fun?  Leave me a comment to let me know!

If you don’t know what this piece of red plastic is all about, Wikipedia says it best:

The vuvuzela (English pronunciation: /vuːvuːˈzeɪlə/, also known as lepatata (its Tswana name) and stadium horn, is a typical 65 cm (2 ft) plastic blowing horn that produces a loud, distinctive monotone (B3, the B♭ below middle C) note. A similar instrument, known as the corneta, is used in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Many types of vuvuzela, made by several manufacturers, may produce varying intensity and frequency outputs.[1][2] The intensity of these outputs depends on the blowing technique and pressure exerted.[1]

The vuvuzela is most used at football matches in South Africa.[3] It has become a symbol of South African football as the stadiums are filled with its loud and raucous sound that reflects the exhilaration of supporters.[2][4] The intensity of the sound caught the attention of the global football community during the 2009 Confederation Cup in anticipation of South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup.[4]

Vuvuzela 101 from