25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names


1. Tittle

The dot over an ‘i’ or ‘j.’

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2. Lunule

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

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3. Crepuscular Rays

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

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4. Ferrule

The metal part on a pencil.

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5. Gynecomastia

Man-boobs.

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6. Muntin

The strip separating window panes.

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7. Morton’s Toe

When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

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8. Arms Akimbo

Exactly what it looks like. Hands on your hips.

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9. Desire Path

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

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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.

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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.

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12. Brannock Device

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

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13. Paresthesia

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

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14. Phosphenes

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

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15. Armscye

The armhole in most clothing.

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16. Wamble

Stomach rumble.

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17. Feat

A dangling piece of curly hair.

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18. Peen

The side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

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19. Rectal Tenesmus

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

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20. Dysania

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

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21. Mondegreen

Misheard lyrics.

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22. Petrichor

The it smells outside after rain.

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23. Philtrum

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

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24. Purlicue

The space between the thumb and the forefingers.

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25. Aglet

The plastic coating on a shoelace.

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My name is shoaib and i a'm from pakistan. and i dont type well.

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