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What’s your default term when you can’t remember what something is really called?

Asked by picante (10532 points ) July 11th, 2012

You know . . . that thingamajig, thingy-do, thingamabob. That’s the shizzle I’m talking about.

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zenvelo's avatar

Thingamajig or the whatchamacallit.

Keep_on_running's avatar

I just use a word similar to the one I can’t memory.

Bellatrix's avatar

Thingymajig, wotsit.

mambo's avatar

I call it a “whatever it’s called”.

ucme's avatar

pisspotical effigy.

picante's avatar

Thank you all for your—er—your hoochie-poos ;-)

SuperMouse's avatar

Mine is thingy-dingy, my husband’s is deal.

Kardamom's avatar

I always call it a thingee, but a friend of mine has a much better word doomafletchey.

Earthgirl's avatar

what @zenvelo said. But this made me remember a funny incident from my first fashion industry job. The patternmaker was Chinese and our designer kept referring to the fake handkerchief in the fake pocket as a “doodad”. So when he labeled the pattern piece he wrote doodad on it. I laughed so hard! He was like, “what? that’s not what you call it?”. I should have said no, it’s really called a whatchamaycallit, lol.

Judi's avatar

Do hicky

Elm1969's avatar

Dave. For example ” I can’t remember what it’s called….let’s call it Dave ” Dave is the capital of Australia ”

pezz's avatar

@Judi that sounds funny in your head as you read it..say it out load, well it sounds like..arhh “you know”...

Judi's avatar

Maybe it’s spelt dew hicky :-)

Leanne1986's avatar

Thingy or the ickyschnarlywotsit (my dad’s favourite!)

Pachy's avatar

A “Whatzit”

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