Perhaps you are wondering about us. (You would not the first. Join the club – an elite group (mostly).)
This is the place for the standard “About Us” page. If that’s what you are looking for, you are in the right place (in theory, under good and standard web design practices – and bwe make no promise of being “good” here, but we will try our best to avoid being “standard” at all times). So you are not lost (not yet, anyway, but give us time). Here are some definitions (saving you the trouble of a Google search):
Seriously, whatnots can be almost anything, depending on when or where you are looking or who you are asking. (Try a Google search, and you’ll see.) We often feel like Whatnot Muppets – existing solely to be changeable in appearance and other attributes.
Whatnot Muppets – wchangeable faces and other features
Whatnots are blank Muppet heads, onto which facial features, bodies, and clothes are added to make any kind of character in the Muppet Show universe.
Whatnot Muppets Pictured (worth a 1,000 words, at least)
Sometimes we fill the role of utilitarian furniture – serving some purpose but “rarely valued for … aesthetic,” as explained here:
A what-not is a piece of furniture derived from the French étagère, which was exceedingly popular in England in the first three-quarters of the 19th century. It usually consists of slender uprights or pillars, supporting a series of shelves for holding china, ornaments, trifles, or “what not”, hence the allusive name. In its English form, it is a convenient piece of drawing room furniture, and was rarely valued for its aesthetic.
But usually, when called upon – or even mentioned in passing – we responded and fill in.
Whatnot: As defined in the dictionary:
: any of various other things that might also be mentioned
- paper clips, pins, and whatnot
Origin and Etymology of whatnot: First Known Use: 1540
WhatnotNow (of course)
The WhatnotNow Team