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10 Stories About Customers Who Don’t Know The Names Of Things

| Right | October 24, 2020

Dear readers,

It’s easy to get tongue-tied or forget the name of something once in a while. We’re strong advocators of adding “Whatchamacallit” into the dictionary! There are those who decide that the given names of certain items, places, or people should be what they prefer and not what the world decides. There’s getting a name wrong as a mistake, and then there is getting it wrong with intention.

We’ve rounded up ten stories from our archives about customers who don’t know the names of common things, either through willful ignorance or just plain stupidity. Please have fun reading with a dictionary nearby!


Ix Nay On The Eesh Squeesh – Is this customer a toddler? Because that sounds like Toddler-ish to me.

They’ll Never Survive Welsh – Hits from the comments: “I might ask if they meant Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysiliogogo­goch just to mess with them.”

Bananas Can Taste Of Bitter Disappointment – Bananas? You mean “curved yellow fruit”?

Maybe He’s A Werewolf – Do we have to, though?

Changing The World, Two Letters At A Time – There’s entitlement and then there’s this.

Sorry, This Store Is Full Of Yahoos – Too confused to come up with a caption. Sorry.

Boat, Boat, Boat Your Boat, Gently Down The Stream – Ooooh, boatception!

Fowl-Mouthed Accusations – It’s only weird if you make it weird, lady.

Hugh Do You Think You Are – And now we have a Fall Out Boy song in our heads…

ADD: Acronym Defiling Dad – There’s nothing like a dad who really cares.


We hope you enjoyed this roundup about name-challenged customers! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

23 Stories About Customers Who Were Dumber Than The Burgers They Ordered


23 Times People Were A Few Syllables Short Of A Haiku

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