Wednesday, May 25, 2011

25 everyday things you never knew had names

This is such a random post but I promise you will become smarter when you're finished reading! I stumbled upon this article about 25 things you never knew had names. I know I am not the only one who uses the phrases "thingy ma bobber" and "whatchamacallit" so you can thank me now for sophisticating your vocabulary. Did you know there is actually a real word for man boobs?!
  


1. Tittle



The dot over an 'i' or 'j.'

 

2. Lunule



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

 

3. Crepuscular Rays



Rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. Also known as “God's rays.”

 

4. Ferrule



The metal part on a pencil.  


5. Gynecomastia
 

Man-boobs.

 

6. Muntin



The strip separating window panes.

 

7. Morton's Toe



When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

 

8. Arms Akimbo



Exactly what it looks like. Hands on your hips.

 

9. Desire Path



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

 

10. Semantic Satiation



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

 

11. Skeuomorph



“A design feature copied from a similar artifact in another material, even when not functionally necessary.” For example, rivets on jeans, copper color on pennies, the shutter sound on a digital camera, and the pointless handle above.

 

12. Brannock Device



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

 

13. Paresthesia



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

 

14. Phosphenes



The lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.

 

15. Armscye



The armhole in most clothing.

 

16. Wamble



Stomach rumble.

 

17. Feat



A dangling piece of curly hair.

 

18. Peen



The side opposite the hammer's striking side.

 

19. Rectal Tenesmus



The feeling of incomplete defecation. We've all been there.

 

20. Dysania



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

 

21. Mondegreen



Misheard lyrics.

 

22. Petrichor



The it smells outside after rain.

 

23. Philtrum



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

 

24. Purlicue



The space between the thumb and the forefingers.

 

25. Aglet



The plastic coating on a shoelace.

2 comments:

Ashley said...

I knew about the medical terms, but did not know the rest! Haha!

Thanks for the info!

Meg said...

Haha those were funny. I'm in the same boat as Ashley, I knew the medical terms and Aglet but that's it!

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