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We all have those moments. You KNOW the word you want to use but you just can't seem to find it in your brain. Whatchamacallit, hoosywhatsit and thingamabob are names people might use when they just can't seem to recall the correct word for an object. But sometimes people get even more creative.

Reddit user the_slippery_shoe asked "What's the funniest name you've heard someone call an object when they couldn't remember its actual name?". In less than 10 days there were over 10,000 responses. Here are 30 of the funniest.

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Explosive Snacks

My little brother who was around 6 at the time really wanted popcorn, and he asked if he could have some of the "boom puffs."

Explosive Snacks

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What's a Gorilla Dog?

Friend is Norwegian. She couldn't remember the English word for "monkey."

Apparently the direct translation of monkey in Norwegian is "ape-cat."

What's a Gorilla Dog?
MS Paint

I recently struggled to think of the word 'Oval', so instead landed on "the circle rectangle".

MS Paint
At the Plate

She said "bumper number" instead of license plate ... which I kind of like better honestly.

At the Plate
Blessed Ladel

I worked in kitchens for years, in Texas. I had a crew of hicks working for me and they referred to the strainer as the "holey bowl."
I still call it this.

Blessed Ladel
So What Grows on Trees?

I read a post on Reddit where a girl called a feather a "bird leaf".

So What Grows on Trees?
Soups On

Breakfast soup.

(The word he was looking for was cereal.)

Soups On
Out of the Mouths of Babes

My dad let me watch him work on things in the garage when I was little. He thought it was hilarious that I called sparks "fire crumbs".

Out of the Mouths of Babes
How Now Brown...

My friend couldn't remember the word "cow" for some reason, so she googled "moo beast" to remember.

How Now Brown...
Sporticus?

Couldn't remember the word "athlete" so I went with "sportician".

Sporticus?
Grumpy Gathering

My boyfriend thought it was clever when I asked what the right word was for "an angry parade".

(I meant)....a protest.

Grumpy Gathering

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Losing Nemo

My ex and I were hanging out one day trying to figure out what we wanted to do. I suggested maybe a walk in the park, a trip to the zoo, etc. when all of a sudden his face lit up and he gleefully asked "WHAT ABOUT THE AQUA MUSEUM?!"

It took me a good few seconds to realize he meant the "aquarium".

Losing Nemo
I think I Saw This Seth Rogan Movie

Another favorite (from Norway) is "Grass Dude," or pineapple.

I think I Saw This Seth Rogan Movie
Dude of Honor

Couldn't remember groomsmen, went with dudesmaids instead.

Dude of Honor
Horning In

My girlfriend was frustrated because she couldn't find her shoehorn, and then said loudly "WHERE IS THE BOOT SPOON"

Horning In
Beep, Beep

I once had to listen to my mother tell a 10 minute story about all the honkers she saw at the park.
Geese. She meant geese.

Beep, Beep
Toxic Substances was the Opening Act

Back in (the) 90s I was 14 and begging my mom to let me go to a Guns n Roses concert. I kept nagging until she got frustrated but couldn't remember the band name and said:
"I'M NOT LETTING YOU GO TO ANY DAMN DEATH AND FLOWERS CONCERT!"
I couldn't stop laughing.

Toxic Substances was the Opening Act
And the Meat Fork?

Sausage tweezers

My husband wanted me to pass him the cooking tongs.

And the Meat Fork?
Dolph

Called a lab coat a Science Vest.

That's what Dolph Lundgren would be wearing.

Dolph

filler

JFGI

At one point I started googling "map of the year" because my brain short-circuited and I couldn't recall the word "calendar".

JFGI
That's Close Mom

My mom referred to Guitar Hero as "Carpet Banjo" one time. Me and my friends still call it that.

That's Close Mom
You could take an eye out with that potato!

I forgot the name of a peeler and tried, "vegetable sharpener".

You could take an eye out with that potato!

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Creepy Crawley Kill

At Target, I asked for "a can of bug-murder". I forgot "insecticide" or even "bug spray". The dude took it in stride, didn't flinch.

"Ah, good morrow sir, a can of your finest invertebrate-genocide if you please".

Creepy Crawley Kill
He's Not Wrong

To this day most of my family refers to a strainer/colander as a "noodle stay, water go" because my older brother called it that once when he couldn't find it and needed to ask where it was.

He's Not Wrong
Anchors Aweigh

i once called the Navy "the aqua army"

Anchors Aweigh
Dry As a Desert

A polish exchange student was thirsty after a night out and didn't know what to say. He pointed to his mouth and said "Sahara".

Dry As a Desert
A-B-C, 1-2-3

I once forgot the word for "letters" and asked my coworker how many alphabet numbers a word had.

A-B-C, 1-2-3
Yes You Can

Didn't know what to call people from Japan as a kid so I decided on "Japanicans".

Yes You Can
Homeless Molusks

I once worked with a German guy who asked me what the English word for 'a snail without a house on his back'. Took me a while to work out he meant a slug.
German for slug translates to naked snail.

Homeless Molusks
The Forest for the Trees

Just this week my wife invented the term "tree chunk" when she forgot the word "wood".

The Forest for the Trees
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