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Peculiar Things That You Probably Didn’t Know Had Names (25 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   27 Nov 2013   / 19575 views

Tittle

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

Ferrule

The metal part on your pencil.

Morton's Toe

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

Zarf

It’s the cardboard around your coffee cup.

Niggly Wiggly

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

Tintinnabulation

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

Columella nasi

It’s the thing that splits your nostrils.

Nurdle

A pea sized bit of toothpaste.

Keeper

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

Frisson

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

Rasceta

The lines on the back of your wrist.

Aglet

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

Peen

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

Liripipe

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

Rowel

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

Octothorpe

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

Armscye

The technical name for the armhole in clothing.

Chanking

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

Phosphenes

Those lights you see when you close your eyes really hard.

Brannock Device

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

Mandegreen

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

Philtrum

The groove between your lips and your nose.

Purlicue

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

Lemniscate

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

Spraint

The poop of an otter.




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Comments (2):

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eco26 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#22 It is called "人中(roughly, center of the human)" in Japanese and probably in Chinese language.
       
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Cancamuso 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I could ask someone 3 m. away. But I don't think is that important. Sorry.
       














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