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25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names

 

There are so many things out there that we deal with or see everyday, but have no idea what they are called. This is a list of 25 real names for 25 everyday items. Knowledge is power, you say? Here’s some knowledge you will probably never use.

1. Tittle

Tittle

The dot over an ‘i’ or ‘j.’

2. Lunule

nails

The white, crescent shaped part at the top of a nail.

3. Crepuscular Rays
Crepuscular Rays

Rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. Also known as “God’s rays.”

4. Ferrule
ferrule

The metal part on a pencil.

5. Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia

Man-boobs.

6. Muntin
Muntin

The strip separating window panes.

7. Morton’s Toe
Morton's Toe

When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

8. Arms Akimbo
Arms Akimbo

Exactly what it looks like. Hands on your hips.

9. Desire Path
Desire Path

A path created by natural means, simply because it is the “shortest or most easily navigated” way.

10. Semantic Satiation
Semantic Satiation

What happens when you say a word for so long that it loses its meaning. Limit limit limit limit limit limit limit limit limit.

11. Skeuomorph
Skeuomorph

“A design feature copied from a similar artifact in another material, even when not functionally necessary.” For example, rivets on jeans, copper color on pennies, the shutter sound on a digital camera, and the pointless handle above.

12. Brannock Device
Brannock Device

What is used to measure your feet at the shoe store.

13. Paresthesia
Paresthesia

The pins and needles feeling you get when part of your body falls asleep. Bonus! This is known as obdormition.

14. Phosphenes
Phosphenes

The lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.

15. Armscye
Armscye

The armhole in most clothing.

16. Wamble
Wamble

Stomach rumble.

17. Feat
Feat

A dangling piece of curly hair.

18. Peen
Peen

The side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

19. Rectal Tenesmus
Rectal Tenesmus

The feeling of incomplete defecation. We’ve all been there.

20. Dysania
Dysania

The state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.

21. Mondegreen
Mondegreen

Misheard lyrics.

22. Petrichor
Petrichor

The way it smells outside after rain.

23. Philtrum
Philtrum

The groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.

24. Purlicue
Purlicue

The space between the thumb and the forefingers.

25. Aglet
Aglet

The plastic coating on a shoelace.

 

 

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