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Introduced by Pittsburgh fandom in the 1960s, based on local slang, a flange is a thingamabob, widget or whatchamacallit — something you can’t remember the name of. It inspired the convention name “Pghlange.”

See also: hitchie.

Fanspeak 1960s
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