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Interesting Words for Things That You Usually Don’t Even Name (14 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   26 Mar 2014   / 31436 views

1. Petrichor: the way it smells outside after rain. 


2. Purlicue: the space between the thumb and forefingers. 


3. Wamble: stomach rumbling. 


4. Aglet: the plastic coating on a shoelace.

5. Vagitus: the cry of a newborn baby.


6. Glabella: the space between your eyebrows.

7. Chanking: spat-out food. 


8. Lunule: the white, crescent shaped part of the nail. 


9. Peen: the side opposite the hammer’s striking side. 


10. Tines: the prongs on a fork. 


11. Souffle cup: a ketchup/condiment cup. 


12. Natiform: something that resembles a butt.

13. Phosphenes: the lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them. 


14. Nurdle: a tiny dab of toothpaste. 


15. Box tent: the table in the middle of a pizza box. 


16. Cornicione: the outer part of the crust on a pizza.

17. Barm: the foam on a beer. 


18. Rasceta: the lines on the inside of your wrist. 


19. Overmorrow: the day after tomorrow. 


20. Ferrule: the metal part at the end of a pencil.

21. Punt: the bottom of a wine bottle.

22. Keeper: the loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.


23. Minimus: your little toe or finger.


24. Zarf: the cardboard sleeve on a coffee cup.


25. Rectal Tenesmus: the feeling of incomplete defecation.


26. Agraffe: the wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne.


27. Columella nasi: the space between your nostrils.


28. Lemniscate: the infinity symbol.

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

30. Armscye: the armhole in most clothing. 


31. Dysania: the state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning. 


32. Collywobbles: butterflies in your stomach. 


33. Nibling: the non-gender-specific term for a niece or nephew — like sibling. 


34. Griffonage: unreadable handwriting.

35. Paresthesia: that “pins and needles” feeling. 


36. Defenestrate: to throw out a window. 


37. Muntin: the strip separating window panes. 


38. Philtrum: the groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.

39. Snood: the fleshy thing around the neck of a turkey. 


40. Vocable: the na na nas and la la las in song lyrics that don’t have any meaning. 


41. Tittle: the dot over an “i” or a “j.” 


42. Morton’s toe: when your second toe is bigger than your big toe. 


43. Crepuscular rays: rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. AKA what your aunt might have called “God’s rays.”

44. Snellen chart: the chart you look at when you take an eye exam. 


45. Crapulence: that sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much. 


46. Obelus: the division sign (÷). 


47. Ideolocator: a “you are here” sign.

48. Brannock device: the thing they use to measure your feet at the shoe store. 


49. Interrobang: what it’s called when you combine a question mark with an exclamation point like this: ?! 


50. Mamihlapinatapai: the look shared by two people who both hope the other will offer to do something that they both want but aren’t willing to do. 


51. Phloem bundles: those long stringy things you see when peeling a banana.

52. Semantic satiation: what happens when you say a word so long it loses meaning. 


53. Octothorpe: the pound (#) button on a telephone. 


54. Gynecomastia: man-boobs.

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Comments (3):

Good gawd... so many of these are flat out wrong, or not adequately explained!

Aglet is the coated tip of a lace, not the whole lace.

Snood is a net like hairpiece that holds the hair on the back of the head, the part on a turkey they mention is called the wattle.

Only ball peen hammers (sometimes called a machinist's hammer) have a peen. The "regular" hammers most people are familiar with is a claw hammer, and the side opposite the face (hammer striking face) is the claw.

Only bottles for sparking wines, like champagne, have a punt.
#52 Tartlets... tartlets... tartlets.... Wow, it's true.
dang8521 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#12 and #25 are both good definitons of ree.