Anyway, today's papers feature two cartoons which suggest alternative uses for this tuneful traditional instrument/horrifically annoying torture device (delete as appropriate). The first is by Andy Davey from The Sun.
The cartoon shows England playing against Algeria, a match due to take place tonight. England strikers Wayne Rooney and Emile Heskey are using vuvuzelas to propel the ball forward, just like in a game of blow football. The commentator remarks: "Well, they've got a second wind now, Gary" (football commentators are always called Gary).
The expression 'second wind' plays on two meanings of the word 'wind'. If you overcome tiredness and find new energy and enthusiasm, you 'get a second wind'. And, of course, the wind is the current of air which blows across the earth's surface.
The match between England and Algeria has just finished and people are leaving the stadium. Two England fans, no doubt deafened by the constant drone of vuvuzelas during the match, are using their vuvuzelas as ear trumpets.
Get your students to imagine more uses for the vuvuzela.