25 Times People Totally Brain Fogged And Forgot What Something’s Called But Came Up With A Hilarious Alternative That’s Even Better

Yall perhaps know that feeling when the word is on the tip of your tongue, but for goodness’ sake, you just can’t recall what it was. When this happens, we often turn to a glossary of alternatives to fill the temporary void – doodadthingamabobthingamajig, whatsit, whatchamacallit, etc. Yet sometimes, we make up our own version on the spot, to stall for time as we try to fill the void. And this is where some of the most hilarious yet creative blends of words come out of our mouths.

Reddit user the_slippery_shoe decided to learn more about these hilarious blunders. They turned to the Ask Reddit community and asked, “What’s the funniest name you’ve heard someone call an object when they couldn’t remember its actual name?” And people delivered some of the most hilarious yet creative mishaps of words one can come up with. Take a look.

More info: Reddit

#1

Image source: NiteliteBunnyFrite, Marek Mucha

Sausage tweezers

My husband wanted me to pass him the cooking tongs.

#2

Image source: Khoasama, Timothy Dykes

A polish exchange student was thirsty after a nightout and didn’t know what to say. He pointed to his mouth and said Sahara.

#3

Image source: starshock990, James Yarema

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.

#4

Free White and Black Pony Stock Photo

Compressed Horse for pony. He was a foreign exchange student from Germany.

Image source: CrossBreedP, David Jia

#5

Image source: anon, Tuomas Puikkonen

I forgot the word for ‘exterminator’ so I used ‘ant exorcist’ instead.

#6

Image source: fatbabyotters_, freestocks

Breakfast soup. (The word he was looking for was cereal.)

#7

Image source: southern_nightingale, Redd

“Long sleeved shorts”
I forgot the word for pants.

#8

Image source: jhra, krahmee bretana

Couple weeks ago I was getting a pack of darts, needed some change for parking meters. As the girl is getting my change out I was panicked, what is it called? My mind blank all I could get out of my dumb maw was “can I have my change in metal money?”. In my 30s and the word coin apparently got replaced by some dumb s**t I likely read here

#9

Free White Calendar Stock Photo

Image source: goatywizard, Pixabay

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

#10

Image source: Mushylump, Ivan Botha

Boyfriend’s mother once referred to a peacock as a disco chicken.

#11

Image source: anon, Nathan Dumlao

Yesterday, I forgot what the shade is, and it was really hot outside so I told my friend “lets chill at the dark place”

#12

Image source: whatisfishbeef, Evan Kilgore

I know a German who learned English in Wales, it’s the most amazing cluster f**k of accents.
Anyway, a dog ran off with his gloves and he chased after it shouting, ‘come back with my hand shoes!’

#13

Image source: smokehidesstars, Renate Vanaga

At a house party when this trashed bro comes up to me:

Hey man, I’m about to score. You got one of those . . . uh . . . plastic penis . . . socks?

#14

Free Red Flowers on Gray Rock Stock Photo

Image source: Arie008, RODNAE Productions

When my sister was young, she didn’t know the word “cemetary” so she just called it a “dead-people field”.

#15

Image source: f1del1us, Klara Kulikova

I met this french girl on a recent trip, and she called it a “muscle hangover” when looking for the word sore.

#16

Image source: MetalHead310, Yvette de Wit

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

#17

Image source: Foxtrottings, Tom Crew

I can’t remember the word “lid” half the time. So during work I sometimes run to the back in search of “drink hats”. I get weird looks a lot…

#18

Free Dog Sitting on Sand Stock Photo

Image source: Drivenhydra, Pranidchakan Boonrom

My ex called an animal shelter a ‘cat refugee camp’, I couldn’t f*****g breathe

#19

Image source: HungryParr0t, olfgang Hasselmann

My friend couldn’t remember the word “cow” for some reason, so she googled “moo beast” to remember.

#20

Image source: Knerdian, Mario015 Medeiros

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.

#21

Free Crop fiance in elegant suit with bow tie and boutonniere for wedding ceremony Stock Photo

Image source: SuperBrentendo64, Cleyder Duque

Couldn’t remember groomsmen, went with dudesmaids instead.

#22

Image source: Shell058, Cassidy James Blaede

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

#23

Image source: fearlessnightlight, sugarfrizz

I once referred to a flyswatter as a “bug spatula” when the name escaped me .

#24

Image source: EduardLaser, Norman Tsui

Christmas Llama instead of reindeer.

#25

Image source: TheGiantCackRobot, CDC

My buddy couldn’t find the world for lungs, came up with breath sacks.

People In This Facebook Group Are Sharing Hilariously Unfortunate Names Parents Actually Give Their Children, Here Are 20 Of The Worst Ones

Your name is special. It is the first thing others will note of you, and it will be the basis of how they will perceive you. You are known because of your name, whatever you do, whatever you will be remembered, it will be preserved in your name.

Therefore, the name must be remarkable, something that has some hidden reason behind it. From what or whom were you named? Is it from both of your parents’ names combined? Is it because of your mom’s favorite place? Or maybe your dad’s childhood friend? I’m pretty sure it holds something significant.

However, the question of “What or who were you named after?” will turn into “What were your parents thinking?” once you’ve seen these truly bizarre and literally unique names that no one has ever been named before.

More info: Facebook

#1

Image source: SarahAnn Bibb

#2

Image source: Mallory Kuykendall

#3

Image source: Beth Askvig

#4

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#6

Image source: Hadley Ritter

#7

Image source: Kathleen Huebner Olson

#8

Image source: Tina Corbin

#9

Image source: Betty Elaine Mounce

#10

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#11

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#12

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#13

Image source: Rachel Amman

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#15

Image source: Lorna Marie Ní Bhriain

#16

Image source: Nikki Nik

#17

Image source: Katie Hare

#18

Image source: Jessie Erin Smith-Reese

#19

Image source: Ashlyn Dewlen

#20

Image source: Cassi Apple




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