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Some weeks before, I came across the slang for ‘plot twist’ which I had never heard of. The word ends with double 'o'. Another example of the 'mysterious word' would be this picture which you can see and read below.

bodybuilding guy in the foreground, and weedy-looking guy in the background

The sentence where I would like this word to fit in is (one of the comments which I read on the original post):

I love it when the OP does the ______ for us.

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    If you mean a single word, that would be slang, uncountable. A slang refers to an entire language. Are you looking for an entire language or just one word? – RegDwigнt Dec 22 '15 at 13:49
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    Do you mean a ‘”switcharoo”? – Jim Dec 22 '15 at 13:59
  • I have no idea what the "*oo" is, but i would call the example a 'sting in the tale'. – Roaring Fish Dec 22 '15 at 14:08
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    Now I get it, the "oo" is in the middle, something "cancelled" the last asterisks (stars), so I added spaces between each one. – Mari-Lou A Dec 22 '15 at 14:37
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    I did yes, the comment was really a moan, so I changed my mind, and deleted it. Good edit though! – Mari-Lou A Dec 22 '15 at 16:51
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The word you’re looking for might be switcheroo:

a sudden unexpected variation or reversal that is often associated with a joke (sometimes "the old switcheroo"). It is colloquially used in reference to an act of intentionally or unintentionally swapping two objects.

  • My pleasure. Merry Christmas! +1) – user140086 Dec 22 '15 at 16:22
  • I had internalized that word as being the same “-aroo” that’s in kangaroo. – Jim Dec 22 '15 at 16:28
  • @Jim Nice! I found out the post too where I first saw this: m.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/3ua4ik/… after a simple google search, thanks to your suggestion! – Jony Agarwal Dec 22 '15 at 17:08
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Two slang usages that come to mind (definitions from Merriam-Webster) are...

kicker - a sudden and surprising occurrence, remark, etc.

...and...

punch line - the words at the end of a joke or story that make it funny, surprising, etc.

In OP's exact context I'd probably prefer punch line, but opinions may differ.

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