Names of every day things you probably don’t know

There are some things that you use, see, do, etc every day and probably didn’t know they had a name. Now you know.

Tittle

The dot over an ‘i’ or ‘j.’

Lunule

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

Ferrule

The metal part on a pencil.

Gynecomastia

Man-boobs. SEXY.

Morton’s Toe

When your second toe is bigger than your big toe. GROSSGROSSGROSS.

Semantic Satiation

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

Brannock Device

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

Paresthesia

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

Armsaye

The armhole in most clothing.

Feat

A dangling piece of curly hair.

Peen

The side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

Dysania

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

Mondegreen

Misheard lyrics.

Petrichor

The it smells outside after rain.

Philtrum

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

Aglet


The plastic coating on a shoelace.

 

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