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

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

wikipedia

A pea sized bit of toothpaste

17

Keeper

wikipedia

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

16

Frisson

wikipedia

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

15

Rasceta

wikipedia

The lines on the back of your wrist

14

Aglet

wikipedia

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.

David Pegg

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After helping found the United Nations, the United States, and United Airlines, David consigned himself to a transient life of writing lists and sleeping on park benches.

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  • Elizabeth Bowers

    I’d like to say that thanks to Phineas and Ferb, most people now know that the plastic tip at the end of your shoelace is called an aglet. A-G-L-E-T, don’t forget it! :)

  • http://list25.com Ida Dream

    Don’t forget that they talked about the aglet in Cocktail, 1990 or something. Remember the one with that cute gay hunk, Tommy?

    • Rob

      They called it a flugelbinder in that movie.

  • cathy textor

    I always thought #5 was mondegreen

  • wanda lee

    I always thought that a nurdle was a little piece of turd :)

    • http://list25.com Ida Dream

      Nope. A nurdle is a liitle piece of turd you have to jump over

      • http://list25.com Ida Dream

        Y’know, like a hurdle turtle