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  1. Member
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    #1

    giant red balloon man?



    What do you call the giant red thing? It's not a balloon, as there is a device that intermittently blows air up that thing, which makes it look like it's moving.
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  2. Key Member
    Interested in Language
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    #2

    Re: giant red balloon man?

    I would call it a blowing inflatable (advertising) tube
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: giant red balloon man?

    Google suggests they may be called tube men or air dancers. The latter is apparently a proprietary eponym (also known as a genericized trademark).
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