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This week’s word is…
I came across this wonderful, wacky word in TK Maxx the other day.
I was browsing the kitchen utensil aisle and happened upon a little gadget that I recognised as the special fork that is used to remove meat from lobster and crab claws. I leaned in to examine it and was delighted to see the packaging calling it a ‘Lobster Doohickey’.
The OH and I had a giggle at this new word… neither of us had ever heard of a doohickey before and I made a mental note to google it once I got back home.
And I did… to discover it is a term for an object you cannot remember the name for!
I love that the producers of the lobster FORK couldn’t quite remember that very elusive word… FORK! and felt compelled to name their product a doohickey! That tickles me no end…
Synonyms for doohickey include: thingamabob, thingamajig, whatchamacallit, that-thing-you-know-what-I-mean, whatsit, thingy… (please feel free to add yours).
So, the makers of the lobster FORK could have labelled their product ‘Lobster Whatchamacallit’ or ‘Lobster Thingamajig’. I wonder why they settled on ‘Lobster Doohickey’?
Of course, me being me, I searched online and, sure enough, it does seem to be what they are called! And cheaper than TK Maxx too!
Yes a silly post this week… I hope y’all join in and link back to me because I do really love reading what you guys and gals come up with!
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