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    Can one say in informal English:

    1-He says he is a cardiologist, which is I don't know what. (...but I don't know what a cardiologist is.)

    2-He says he is going to meet the famous Jane Hopkins, who is I don't know who. (...but I don't know who the famous Jane Hopkins is.)

    3-He says he is in Lory, California, which is I don't know where.

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    I wouldn't. You may hear something like this:

    ... in Modesto, which is [pause, when you realize you don't know] I don't know where.

    But you wouldn't say it as a continuous utterance.

    1-He says he is a cardiologist, but I don't know what that is

    2-He says he is going to meet the famous Jane Hopkins, whoever that is.

    3-He says he is in Lory, California, but I have no idea where that is.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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