[QUOTE=nennie;3255254;]Gotcha! All of a sudden, I had this memory of somebody saying, "I don't like having to dust all of those "whatnots". I can't remember who said it, but it was in reference to the stuff that gets collected over a lifetime and put in the livingroom.Originally Posted by Bloomers;3255146;
I thought Jason meant "whatever" by "whatnot". A knicknack is a thing or a whatever, loosely speaking.
It is an example of slang which would surely drive a foreigner crazy!!