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whatsis

and whatsit and whatzit and whazzit (ˈʍətsɪs and ˈʍətsɪt and ˈʍətsɪt and ˈʍəzɪt)
n. a name for a person or thing whose real name has been forgotten or is being avoided. Put this little whatzit on the top and another on the bottom.

whatsit

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As for my own youth, I was playing silly whatsits in Her Majesty's army at his age, having been called up for National Service.
This series we get furry gym-ball covers, luminous cycling whatsits, and a maker of beef jerky who's a cross between Shrek and Johnny Rotten.
He updates it daily, fills even the louche Southern web browser with wild admiration and does far more for the idea of architecture in Scotland than the panjandrums of the old Corporation of Scottish Whatsits could ever imagine possible.
Everton winning a penalty shoot-out for the first time in donkey's whatsits - now that's what you call the work of a true footballing alchemist.
But I couldn't find any spare whatsits to seal them again.
Hats off to the man for working his whatsits off - we're sure his cut of the $1.
He may be the dog's whatsits in Europe but this, the end of Liverpool's unbeaten league record, was another example of just how much of a dog's dinner he still is in the Premiership.
It was Moyes' opposite number Steve Wigley who was kicked in the whatsits when Everton striker Leon Osman poached the winner with just two minutes left.
Searching for Murphy (who once told me he actually comes from Cheshire) was a test of the librarian's grasp of the architectural world, nothing wrong with a bit of mischief As to passing mice over whatsits and getting whatever, sites with unannounced tricks like this suck/get denounced by all right thinking users.
Farrey, an avid Villa stalwart who also enjoys boxing, says: "I wouldn't watch those two whatsits (his language was stronger than that) if they paid me.