Gee-haw Whammy Diddle

A gee-haw whammy diddle is a mechanical toy consisting of two wooden sticks.  Gee-haw refers to the fact that, by rubbing your finger against the notched stick while rubbing, the direction of the spinning propeller may be reversed. The operator may do this surreptitiously and yell “gee” or “haw” to make it appear that the propeller is reacting to the commands. If you call it a hooey stick, you would yell “hooey” each time you want the direction to change.

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