Your all purpose word..or whatcahmacallit..Thingamabob or whatisit?

@snowy22315 (54177)
United States
October 31, 2017 2:34pm CST
What do you call something when you can't think of the name? I think I say whateveritis..but some people have different names for the unknown part..like thingamabob, doohickey, whatchamajigger etc.? Some of these names are pretty funny,,and much longer than the name of the thing you can't remember..
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• United States
31 Oct 17
Usually its thing a ma jig here.
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
No thinga??...we all have our little words I guess.
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• United States
31 Oct 17
@snowy22315 Eh however lol
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
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@DianneN (87577)
• United States
31 Oct 17
Mine is plain, "Ummmmmmm?"
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
Go get the ummmmm lol.
@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
@snowy22315 I have also heard the whatchamajig..
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@DianneN (87577)
• United States
31 Oct 17
@snowy22315 Whatchamacallit
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@m_audrey6788 (16975)
• Philippines
31 Oct 17
Why I don`t know any words like that? The only one I know is whateveritis
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
That's what I use..but there are plenty of them!
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• Philippines
31 Oct 17
@snowy22315 Oh ok! So these are the new words created in new generations. Am I right?
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
@m_audrey6788 Well maybe some are..my mom used to favor doohickey..not sure that one is used that much anymore.
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
31 Oct 17
I don't know what I use i have to think about it. Very interesting discussion
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
I thought about this awhile ago..and forgot to post it..everyone seems to have a different all purpose name for things.
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
31 Oct 17
@snowy22315 You sound like me i think of subjects to write on and always forget to write and post them! I am happy you remembered to post it as I want to see others' responses!
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
@Marty1 well so far not too many but we will see..I think it is kind of interesting too..
@LadyDuck (182041)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 17
Exactly like @TiarasOceanView, I say the "thing".
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• United States
1 Nov 17
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@JudyEv (136653)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Nov 17
I've used these and a few others too. One you didn't mention that we use is 'dooverlackey'. Strange words, aren't they?
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
1 Nov 17
I didn/t mention it because I never heard of it..
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@LilyBeBack (2016)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 17
I say whatsitcalled
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@snowy22315 (54177)
• United States
31 Oct 17
what'sit? That's another common one!
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@YrNemo (14768)
31 Oct 17
whatever it is!
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