Word for Wednesday (W4W) #14


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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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13 thoughts on “Word for Wednesday (W4W) #14

  1. LMAO Doohickey is a common word around here, but I had no idea there was a fork named such a thing! This is a perfect W4W, Kat 🙂 I will try to come up with one today… honestly though, my words all seem to have fled…

  2. Pingback: Wednesday Word Tangle | Word Shamble

  3. Great Word for Wednesday. Love all of your alternatives, too, and the way we all snatch such lovely nonsense from the air when words fail. We use ‘oojamaflip’ in our house and ‘doofer’ or ‘doofer-dad’ for a remote control or some other random eletrical device, which makes me laugh as it’s just as easy to say ‘remote’ 🙂
    My W4W is a mash-up of Middle-Eastern and European and anatomical in nature https://lynnmlovewords.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/wednesday-word-tangle-8/

  4. 13 May 2015 – Thingy

    Early morning,
    Birds are crazy,

    Bedsheet ocean,
    I’m the dinghy,
    breaker riding,
    bad box springy.

    Rising quickly,
    goin’ blingy,
    I adorn my
    head… foot… thingy…


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