20 Funny Names People Called Various Objects When They Didn’t Remember What It Was Actually Called


Have you ever struggled with finding a word for a simple thing? It happens sometimes that you know what the thing is but suddenly the word representing that thing just becomes invisible in your mind dictionary.

When it happens, people usually try to remember the word or try to explain it with other sentences.  Some people even come up with new words that turn out to be hilarious sometimes.

Someone asked a question on r/AskReddit, “What’s the funniest name you’ve heard someone call an object when they couldn’t remember its actual name?” People shared some interesting and hilarious names for common things. Scroll below to read some of them.

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


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“I know a german who learned english in wales, its 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!’”


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


Couldn’t remember groomsmen, went with dudesmaids instead.

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


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


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


I couldn’t remember “oven mitt” so I called it “heat gauntlet.” I really like the word gauntlet.

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


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


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“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.”


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“Back in 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 couldnt remember the band name and said:


I couldnt stop laughing.”


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

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“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.”


Image source: EduardLaserNorman Tsui

“Christmas Llama instead of reindeer.”


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

….a protest.”

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“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.”


“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.”

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


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“Couldn’t remember the word Athlete so I went with Sportician.”