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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  1. siburdge says:

    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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