I DO have a word that I DO love. It’s a folksy word and sorta rural. It starts with DO. It’s …
do-fotchet (dew-fought’ chut) or said by the French (doo-foe’ shay)
For this word, we’re going to take a break from Merriam and Webster. DO get me right, it isn’t wrong to have some fun with colorful expressions when the need arises. The word do-fotchet DO live in many parts of America, I DO declare it DO.
A do-fotchet is another word for thingamajiggy or whatcha-ma-call-it-thingy.
Here, let’s use it. “When my son turned 10, I gave him his very own roll of duct tape to better his do-fotchet art.”
“Take this here do-fotchet and ratchet loose that thingamajiggy.”
“Nanny,” my 4-year-old grandgirl said to me, “hand me your phone so I can text my mother.” “What?” I stammered, “You know how to use this do-fotchet better than I do?”