Did You Know These Things Had Names In English? (31 PICS)

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The way it smells after it rains is called petrichor.

 

The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

 

The phenomenon of repeating a word and temporarily losing its meaning is called semantic satiation.

 

That sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence.

 

Finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning is called dysania.

 

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When you combine a question mark with an exclamation mark (‽), it is referred to as an interrobang.

 

The action of throwing something or someone out of a window is called defenestration.

 

The space between your eyebrows is called glabella.

 

The tingling sensation you get when your foot's asleep is called paresthesia.

 

A series of typographical symbols, such as $#!, used in text as a replacement for profanity is called a grawlix.

 

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The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet.

 

A word that means one thing forward and another backward is called semordnilap, for example, desserts and stressed.

 

Illegible handwriting is called griffonage.

 

The sheen of a light that you see when you close your eyes is called phosphenes.

 

 

The individual parts of raspberries and blackberries are called drupelets.

 

Your little toe or finger is called digitus minimus.

 

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The metal thing used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called Brannock device.

 

 

A path that is created in the grass by people walking on it because it is the shortest way is called desire line.

 

The day before yesterday is called ereyesterday.

 

A cup holder for hot drinks is called zarf.

 

The cry of a newborn or small child is called a vagitus.

 

 

The paragraph mark (¶) is called a pilcrow.

 

 

When your stomach rumbles, that's a wamble.

 

The 'na na na' and 'la la la', which don't really have any meaning in the lyrics of any song, are called vocables.

 

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A person who has the same name as you and is found by searching it on Google is called a Googlegänger.

 

The tiny plastic thing placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a pizza saver.

 

The indent on the bottom of a wine bottle is called a punt.

 

 

A group of crows is called a murder.

 

 

A word or a phrase that is used mistakenly but in a plausible way for another word or phrase is called eggcorn.

 

The dot over an "i" or a "j" is called tittle.

 

A letter or a combination of letters used in spelling the word but not pronounced is called an aphthong like "gh" in "knight" or in "fight."

 

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The crisp rustle of silk or a similar material that has been treated with dilute acid is called scroop.

 

The wired cage that holds the cork on a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe.

 

 

The smalls strips of wood, plastic or metal in between separate panes of glass on a window are called muntins.

 

The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye.

 

A word or a phrase that reads the same way forward as it does backward is called a palindrome, for exmple, radar, level, madam.

 

 

The chart you look at while taking an eye exam is called the Snellen chart.

 

 

A person who never laughs is called agelast.

 

The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.

 

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A prong or sharp point like of a fork or antler is called tine.

 


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Mave 11 month s ago
semordnilap also has a different meaning when spelled backwards ...
       
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Thom 11 month s ago
#7 Throwing someone out of a door is called deportation.
       
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Jos 11 month s ago
#15 Latin, not English?
       
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