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, 2015 at 13:49
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    Do you mean a ‘”switcharoo”?
    – Jim
    Dec 22, 2015 at 13:59
  • I have no idea what the "*oo" is, but i would call the example a 'sting in the tale'. Dec 22, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 at 16:51

2 Answers 2


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, 2015 at 16:22
  • I had internalized that word as being the same “-aroo” that’s in kangaroo.
    – Jim
    Dec 22, 2015 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! Dec 22, 2015 at 17:08

Two slang usages that come to mind (definitions from Merriam-Webster) are...

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


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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