What is a “Thingamajig”?

“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I’ve got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I’ve got twenty!”

-Ariel — The Little Mermaid

A thingamajig is defined as “used to refer to or address a person or thing whose name one has forgotten, does not know, or does not wish to mention.” However I disagree. I think that a thingamajig is something that is so utterly great that words can’t even describe. Or it is something that might be considered too small and insignificant to remember the name of, but is still important. Or it could be something so strange that there is no way to describe it effectively.

There is so much new technology coming out every day that it is hard to explain it, like a thingamajig. People create apps for phones everyday. There are apps for things that i never though I would ever need. There is an app that is a dog whistle. Even an app that counts how long you can press a button on your iPhone.  What can those be called other than thingamajigs.

What if you could make a thingamajig of your own. If you could, what would it be?


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