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Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
03-31-2004, 11:27 PM
I think Eddie Murphy used one when he was playing "exchange student from Cameroon" in "Trading Places."

dnooman
04-01-2004, 02:22 AM
I think Eddie Murphy used one when he was playing "exchange student from Cameroon" in "Trading Places."
Wasn't he using it as a flyswatter? I'd say the answer is, whatever flyswatter is in Swahili, or something like that.

AmbushBug
04-01-2004, 02:58 AM
IIRC, it's called a "fly wisp".

Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
01-01-2016, 07:28 AM
Actually, it appears to be 'fly whisk,' but thanks.