25 Things You Would Never Guess Actually Have Names

Posted by on November 26, 2013

English is a strange language but its weirdness probably reaches farther than you thought. These are 25 things you would never guess actually have names.

25

Tittle

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It’s the dot over every lowercase “i” and “j”.

24

Ferrule

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The metal part on your pencil.

23

Morton's Toe

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Also known as Greek foot this is when your big toe is shorter than your second toe.

22

Zarf

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It’s the cardboard around your coffee cup.

21

Niggly Wiggly

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The paper strip coming out of the top of every Hershey’s Kiss ever.


20

Tintinnabulation

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If you have ever rung bells then you were engaging in tintinnabulation.

19

Columella nasi

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It’s the thing that splits your nostrils.

18

Nurdle

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A pea sized bit of toothpaste

17

Keeper

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The part of a belt that holds the end in place when it is wrapped around.

16

Frisson

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Whenever you do something crazy and feel a rush of excitement you are experiencing a “frisson”.

15

Rasceta

Rascetawikipedia

The lines on the back of your wrist

14

Aglet

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Thanks to the internet, by now most people know that the plastic thing at the end of your shoelace is an aglet.

13

Peen

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It’s the back end of the hammer, the round part you never use.

12

Liripipe

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Sometimes known as a tassle, liripipe just sounds a lot cooler.

11

Rowel

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This is the name for the little spiky revolving things on the back of a cowboy’s spurs.

10

Octothorpe

octothorpewikipedia

You probably always called it by its more popular name…the pound sign.

9

Armscye

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The technical name for the armhole in clothing.

8

Chanking

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This is the correct term for any food you spit out of your mouth.

7

Phosphenes

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Those lights you see when you close your eyes really hard

6

Brannock Device

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The thing you always use to measure your foot at the shoe store actually has a name.

5

Mandegreen

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Every time you mishear something like a song lyrics you are experiencing mandegreen.

4

Philtrum

philtrumwikipedia

The groove between your lips and your nose

3

Purlicue

Purlicuewikipedia

We’re not done with body parts yet. This time we’re talking about the space between your thumb and pointing finger.

2

Lemniscate

Lemniscate

Here’s another symbol with an unnecessarily confusing name that you always just knew as the “infinity sign”.

1

Spraint

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The poop of an otter

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