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what's-his/her/their-name

Used to indicate a person whose name is not known or can't be remembered. Sometimes the hyphens and apostrophe are removed to form a single unbroken word. I heard old what's-his-name is back to teaching the course again next week. I ran into whatshername from next door down at the grocery store this morning.
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Winning the NDT bore immediate fruit, as Bill Balthrop and Chuck Kauffman introduced me and Old Whatshisname to new entertainment possibilities in Boston.
Whatshisname on PBS tiptoeing through innocuous monologues and singing twee ditties that would not have brought a blush to Eisenhower's ear.
Three-Sport Star That guy, whatshisname, you know the one -- he's in Hoosiers and Rudy and Major League.
It's If you've Referencing the former couple, actress Helena Bonham Carter and film director Tim Burton, who also never lived together, Paul, 62, said: "We're doing a Helena Bonham Carter and Tim whatshisname, and it works a treat.
So much better than the 10% turnout, or whatever, when whatshisname - bloody him
Rab Wharrie emailed: "So Adam whatshisname thinks Scottish football is not good enough for him?
is resonated with me as I spent a lot of my earlier comedy career running around e Smoke like a low-budget Jack whatshisname out of the TV series 24.
On our Animal Magic album they made me look like the geezer from AHa Morten whatshisname.
Say what you like about him, Mark Whatshisname may not linger long in my wife's affections but he'll certainly go down in Sky Blues history.
If the British public can seriously vote for Jedward and Lloyd whatshisname, then imagine the damage they could do if it came to real life and death matters of state
Friends of friends who want to become friends, complete strangers who also wanted to become friends as well as many, many requests to join the "I'm so sad I don't have a life" club and that whatshisname has just played "farmer wants a sheep" and would I like to play too?
Whatshisname remains relevant: Despite having the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, President Bush said his relevancy comes with his veto power.
While all eyes will be on Tom whatshisname and Peyton somethingoranother, the backs toting the football figure to play an equally vital role in determining who goes home and who goes to Miami.
Politics is a nasty business and there is a lot of back scrabbling that goes on but you've got to feel sorry for whatshisname.
YOU might consider it was remiss of me as Sports Editor of this reputable organ not to attend Mike Tyson's fight against Julius Whatshisname in Manchester last night.