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"Oh-ah, Oh-ah": That's How We Roll (minicast)
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2009/09/17
8:41am
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Does your family have a word for the cardboard tube left over from a roll of toilet paper? A caller says his family refers to them Oh-ah, Oh-ahs. Turns out many families have their own terms for them, including drit-drit, dawda dawda, hoo-hoo, to-do, taw-taw, and der der.

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2009/09/18
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In my family the Oh-ah Oh-ah was called a “doot-da-dooh.”

Jim Samsel
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2009/09/18
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!!! We never had a name for it when i was a kid, but my husband always knew it as a “doot-da-dooh” too!! That’s what we call it now with our 5 yr old.
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2009/09/19
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Jim and Heather, thanks for the comments. So, did you also have words for the big ones that held wrapping paper?

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My brother and I called them “awk-awks” and they were a prized possession. Now, as a third grade teacher, I still call my PVC “microphone” in my classroom an “awk-awk.”

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