The german translation for 'whatchamacallit'
A word used when the actual name of the object in question will not come to mind. Very versatile but often very vague. It is derived from the phrase "what-you-may-call-it" which can be found in T. H. White's The Once and Future King. Translated by a German who misunderstood.
"Oh, I dont know what its called...you know...erm muchmoregarlic"