Making a thing for a thing-ummy-bob
“It’s a ticklish sort of job making a thing for a thing-ummy-bob” – Gracie Fields – Click here to listen to the full song
It is a sad fact that there are so many words and phrases in the English language that have no meaning except to act as a substitute for a forgotten word or technical term. We have become so accustomed to forgetfulness that nobody seems to see this as unusual.
Doohickey (North American origin)
How’s your father (also used as a euphemism)
And my personal favourite, ‘Oojamaflip’
You may know others.
With some simple memory techniques we can consign these words to history and remember the correct names of objects and people. Contact me to find out how!