From Blackadder, as an explanation of my thingylamp blog:
Percy: …we came across a turnip that was exactly the same shape…as a thingy!
Edmund: …a “thingy.”
Baldrick: …a great big thingy! It was terrific.
Edmund: Size is no guarantee of quality, Baldrick. Most horses are very well endowed, but that does not necessarily make them sensitive lovers.
Baldrick: I found it particularly ironic, my lord, because I’ve got a thingy that’s shaped like a turnip!