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The Whatchamacallit by Danny Danziger
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Jul 03, 09

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction
Recommended for: Everyone!

What do you call a vehicle with only one headlight lit? What about those little non-edible bags of stuff found in foods to keep them fresh? Or those little dots on dice? What about those thingies used to measure your feet when shopping for shoes? Or the technical term for the "fist bump" greeting that is so commonly seen among friends?

"The Whatchamacallit," by Danny Danzer and Mark McCrum can answer these questions. This strange and fascinating book is a collection of terms used to describe those things (both unusual and everyday) you just can't name. Whether you skim through its pages or sit down for an in-depth read, you WILL come away from this book knowing something you didn't know before you picked it up!!

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