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What's the word I'm thinking of?

Clue 1:

You put it in your mouth to use it, but you can't eat it or taste it.

Clue 2:

People often point when they use it, but you can't see it or touch it.

Clue 3:

Everyone knows how to use it, but you only use it when you don't know what it is.

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  • $\begingroup$ NANI? Nice riddle tho $\endgroup$ – AntsPiano Mar 27 at 17:26
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Gollum, no need for spoilers here - they should only be used to hide optional content. (Here, what you hid was the entire riddle itself, rendering it unsolvable without revealing the info!) I've fixed that for you now :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Mar 28 at 5:43
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I think the answer is

The word "what"

You put it in your mouth to use it, but you can't eat it or taste it.

You voice the word "what" to use it but the word has no specific taste.

People often point when they use it, but you can't see it or touch it.

If they are about to say "What is that?", for example, then a person may point to the object in question.

Everyone knows how to use it, but you only use it when you don't know what it is.

Everyone knows how to ask a "what" question and it's generally only used when you don't know to what the "what" is referring.

What's the word I'm thinking of

Yes, exactly.

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  • $\begingroup$ Marked as accepted (nice work); not sure of etiquette, if I should delay that acceptance or trust the spoilers not to ruin it for others? $\endgroup$ – Gollum Mar 27 at 19:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Gollum Thanks! There's no real fixed etiquette. I've seen some award quickly while others wait a while. Completely up to you how you do it. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Mar 27 at 22:15

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