What is another word for so-and-so?

Pronunciation: [sˌə͡ʊandsˈə͡ʊ] (IPA)

"So-and-so" is often used as a placeholder for a person whose name is not mentioned or is not known. However, there are other words that can be used as synonyms for this phrase. One such word is "individual," which refers to a single person. Another synonym is "personage," which is a more formal way of referring to a person. "Character" is another synonym that can be used to refer to a person without mentioning their name. Additionally, the word "subject" can be used to describe an unnamed person in a discussion or conversation. All of these words can be used interchangeably with "so-and-so" when referring to a person whose name is not known or not mentioned.

Synonyms for So-and-so:

What are the hypernyms for So-and-so?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for so-and-so?

The term "so-and-so" is typically used as a generic placeholder for a person's name or identity. However, when it comes to antonyms for this phrase, it can be challenging to identify clear opposites. One possibility might be "specific person", which refers to an individual with a distinct identity or name. Alternatively, "anonymous" or "faceless" could be considered antonyms for "so-and-so", since they suggest an absence of any distinguishable attributes. Other antonyms may include "well-known", "famous", or "prominent", which highlight the opposite of an unknown or unremarkable individual. Ultimately, the antonyms for "so-and-so" will depend on the context and intended meaning of the phrase.

What are the antonyms for So-and-so?

Famous quotes with So-and-so

  • I don't follow other players or the tournaments they play. I have my own schedule and do my own thing. I never really think, 'Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.' I just like being myself.
    Maria Sharapova
  • I don't know if everybody is ready to hear a woman tell them so-and-so is going to run off left tackle. But you know what? They're going to hear it.
    Lesley Visser
  • There was more of a flow to my output of writing in the past, certainly. Having no contemporaries left means you cannot say, "Well, so-and-so will like this," which you do when you're younger. You realize there is no so-and-so anymore. You are your own so-and-so. There is a bleak side to it.
    Gore Vidal
  • “I’m your apprentice!” Simon protested. “When are you going to teach me something?” “Idiot boy! What do you think I’m doing? I’m trying to teach you to read and to write. That’s the most important thing. What do you to learn?” “Magic!” Simon said immediately. Morgenes stared at him. “And what about reading...?” the doctor asked ominously. Simon was cross. As usual, people seemed determined to balk him at every turn. “I don’t know,” he said. What’s so important about reading and letters, anyway? Books are just stories about things. Why should I want to read books?” Morgenes grinned, an old stoat finding a hole in the henyard fence. “Ah, boy, how can I be mad at you...what a wonderful, charming, perfectly stupid thing to say!” The doctor chuckled appreciatively, deep in his throat. “What do you mean?” Simon’s eyebrows moved together as he frowned. “Why is it wonderful and stupid?” “Wonderful because I have such a wonderful answer,” Morgenes laughed. Stupid because...because young people are made stupid, I suppose—as tortoises are made with shells, and wasps with stings—it is their protection against life’s unkindnesses.” “Begging your pardon?” Simon was totally flummoxed now. “Books,” Morgenes said grandly, leaning back on his precarious stool, “—books magic. That is the simple answer. And books are traps as well.” “Magic? Traps?” “Books are a form of magic—” the doctor lifted the volume he had just laid on the stack, “—because they span time and distance more surely than any spell or charm. What did so-and-so think about such-and-such two hundred years agone? Can you fly back through the ages and ask him? No—or at least, probably not. But, ah! If he wrote down his thoughts, if somewhere there exists a scroll, or a book of his logical discourses...he speaks to you! Across centuries! And if you wish to visit far Nascadu or lost Khandia, you have also but to open a book....” “Yes, yes, I suppose I understand all that.” Simon did not try to hide his disappointment. This was not what had meant by the word “magic.” “What about traps, then? Why ‘traps’?” Morgenes leaned forward, waggling the leather-bound volume under Simon’s nose. “A piece of writing a trap,” he said cheerily, “and the best kind. A book, you see, is the only kind of trap that keeps its captive—which is knowledge—alive forever. The more books you have,” the doctor waved an all-encompassing hand about the room, “the more traps, then the better chance of capturing some particular, elusive, shining beast—one that might otherwise die unseen.”
    Tad Williams
  • Often in the theatre I can hardly hear myself talking or assuring my doxy that so-and-so is the same fellow that played so-and-so in so-and-so, he's very good, he's a civil servant in the Department of Agriculture, I met a sister of his in Skerries, and so on. Actors should conduct themselves like the rest of us and practise the unobtrusive intonation of the gentleman.
    Brian O'Nolan

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