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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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They know them and let us be honest there is more appeal in being mates with stars from the telly than being buddies with Billy Whatsisname from some no hopers who won a year in the Premiership in the Championship raffle.
And the added advantage is when you get back home you will remember it, and not get it mixed up with that other Crucifixion by whatsisname in Santa Maria-whichever-it-was.
You'll be getting plenty of advice about what to do with your newfound power (limited, of course, by whatsisname in the White House) and how to set the table for 2008.
* Just as a reminder: Phil Blatsos, the other commissioner to blame Governor Lynch in the union fees collection dust-up, was appointed by Lynch's predecessor, whatsisname.
Story follows a day in their deadend lives as they wander from the field where they slept through Dublin, awash with the flotsam and jetsam of society, in search of the elusive "Whatsisname" who might furnish much-needed fixes.
This was not only because Mr Whatsisname was a bland nonentity but also because it seemed pointless to take seriously a figure who simply could not last.
You would have to be churlish not to recognise he's 10 times the operator and politician Iain Duncan Whatsisname is.
I'm still trying to understand how it is that I pay taxes but can't marry my boyfriend, but I bet you can get the Netherlands and more explained for you on http://www.neocongaypundit.com, and maybe you could have gotten that guy, you know, whatsisname, to come to explicate further the future we face of new crusades and the clash of cultures and how laws against discrimination and hate crimes are actually bad for gay people.
Labour MPs are sticking daggers in the back of their leader, Jeremy Whatsisname.
We will never hack it, all we will be is faceless people in row seven, seat six, next to the man with cymbals, you, that fellow, whatsisname yeah, you, the one with the second fiddle.
10 The years since a nominee for Original Song was also a Top 10 chart hit (Eminem's Lose Yourself), Adele's Bond theme Skyfall is a strong contender, and the Oscars will be her first performance since Baby Whatsisname was born last summer.
But most of all, I'm crying (when Mo Farah's little girl ran onto the track) and laughing (at Colin Jackson's "here comes whatsisname") and breathing in.
The second half promised much though, the deserved sending-off of whatsisname was a precursor to a game of 'shooty in', the likes of which not witnessed since school days.
"I spent most of the time watching Liz Hurley potter about with whatsisname, the guy with the white teeth," she says, who turns out to be Shane Warne, for those of you who don't read the gossip pages.