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Has anybody heard " whatchamacallit " ?
It uses when you can't remember the name of something ...
I've never heard it but I saw it by coincidence at Longman Dictionary ...
Last edited by BobK; 03-Dec-2007 at 17:07. Reason: Added last sentence and then PS. [I'm done now.]
Isn't it only American teens who say 'doofer'?
Last edited by Abo 7alap; 03-Dec-2007 at 20:20.
I'm in the USA and in regular contact with younger people, I can confidently say that "doofer" isn't common slang. I'm guessing it's BrE only.
As for whatchamacallit, it's also the name of a US-made candy bar from the Hershey company.
Some other long words with the same meaning include thingamajig, thingamabob, and doohickey. They're all used when you can't think of the real name for an item.