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Name of object?
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Therese    Posted 05-08-2002 at 08:24:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]

My neighbor is trying to recall the name of this object used to shoo dogs away years ago in the country.
a stick was whittled to a piont on each end ,a string was tied to the stick, then swung around making a shoo,shoo sound sending unwanted dogs away.maybe that was the name of it.

any takers?????????

Salmoneye    Posted 05-08-2002 at 09:57:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Look up 'bullroarer'...

rhudson    Posted 05-08-2002 at 10:04:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When we were kids, we use to make them out of the slats of wood from broken tobacco slip crates. i had not thought about them for decades until i saw the second dundee movie. he uses one to "communicate" with his friends.

Salmoneye    Posted 05-08-2002 at 10:06:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dunno what the real term is in Aborigine, but they have been used by them for thousands of years...

big fred    Posted 05-08-2002 at 19:35:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think what Dundee used was called a Digeridoo, pronounced "dij-er-ee-doo".

Salmoneye    Posted 05-09-2002 at 03:38:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dijeridoo is a flute-like instrument.
Not the same animal we are speaking of.
He used a bullroarer to make a 'phone call' to get help...

big fred    Posted 05-09-2002 at 07:48:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, that's right, sorry. I don't think I've ever heard the aboriginal name for a bullroarer, come to think of it.

Ludwig    Posted 05-09-2002 at 07:16:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Flute like, except you blow with your whole
mouth and they can be upwards of 6 feet long!

JoeK    Posted 05-08-2002 at 09:55:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Doesn't ring any bells for me,but when I was younf elderly heighbor had a thing used similarily when bringing up the cows for milking.It was somewhat like a short handled buggy whip,with a weighted tip.He never struck the cattle but swung it overhead in a circle and it would make zwoop-zwoop sound.The cows would immediately head toward the bar,sometimes kicking up their heels,and shaking their heads.Musta been the sound because,like I say,he never struck his animals,was in fact known for his kind treatment of animals and home vet skills.

Larry    Posted 05-08-2002 at 09:38:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Never heard of such a thing before. I guess it would be more humane than the corn cob and turpentine we used years ago.

Justin-Pa    Posted 05-08-2002 at 13:32:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would be real interested in this device, too. Larry, I remember my grandfather telling stories about getting rid of cats with corn cobs and turpentine. Always made me laugh. Who in the world ever came up with that idea anyway?

Larry    Posted 05-08-2002 at 15:20:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Some mean S.O.B I suppose.

DeadCarp - heck, that nuthin!    Posted 05-08-2002 at 13:54:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Little boy was playing with a bottle on the steps as a Priest came by, so he stopped to chat. "What ya got there, Johhny?" Johnny shrugged and handed him the bottle - which was clearly labeled Nitro Glycerine. Well, the priest told Johhny that was some pretty potent stuff, but down at the church we have something even stronger!

Johnny acted surptised - "Oh yeah?"

The Priest said "Why sure! We call it Holy Water and just this morning we sprinkled a little on a lady's forehead and she passed a baby!"

Johnny said "Heck, that's nuthin! While ago I rubbed some of this on a tomcat's behind and HE passed a motorcycle!"

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