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It was a hot summer afternoon in Brooklyn, circa 1965, and my mother and I had just been to the hardware store, Doody's, which never failed to charm me both with its variety of products--everything from lumber and appliances, to hinges, tools, small metal whatchamacallits that seemed to have some astonishingly esoteric uses--and of course for its excremental name.
They hate that," says Blanken, fresh from a workshop with the whatchamacallits in L.
Future inventors will enjoy the Doodad Dump, where materials donated by various local industries can be glued together to form an infinite variety of thingamajigs and whatchamacallits.
At one booth, Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to make SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) and participate in various Make It-Take It activities scheduled throughout the event.
In addition to gadgets, gimmicks, gizmos, dinguses, doodads and doojiggers, we seem to have several dozen whatchamacallits as well.