25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names

By: Dave Stopera, BuzzFeed

Original Article Here

There are so many things out there that we deal with or see everyday, but have no idea what they are called. This is a list of 25 ridiculous real names for 25 everyday items.

  • 1. Tittle

Tittle

The dot over an ‘i’ or ‘j.’

  • 2. Lunule

Lunule

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

  • 3. Crepuscular Rays

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

  • 4. Ferrule

    FerruleThe metal part on a pencil.

  • 5. Gynecomastia

    GynecomastiaMan-boobs.

  • 6. Muntin

    MuntinThe strip separating window panes.

  • 7. Morton’s Toe

    Morton's ToeWhen your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

  • 8. Arms Akimbo

    Arms AkimboExactly what it looks like. Hands on your hips.

  • 9. Desire Path

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

  • 10. Semantic Satiation

    Semantic SatiationWhat 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

    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

    Brannock DeviceWhat is used to measure your feet at the shoe store.

  • 13. Paresthesia

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

  • 14. Phosphenes

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

  • 15. Armscye

    ArmscyeThe armhole in most clothing.

  • 16. Wamble

    WambleStomach rumble.

  • 17. Feat

    FeatA dangling piece of curly hair.

  • 18. Peen

    PeenThe side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

  • 19. Rectal Tenesmus

    Rectal TenesmusThe feeling of incomplete defecation. We’ve all been there.

  • 20. Dysania

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

  • 21. Mondegreen

    MondegreenMisheard lyrics.

  • 22. Petrichor

    PetrichorThe way it smells outside after rain.

  • 23. Philtrum

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

  • 24. Purlicue

    PurlicueThe space between the thumb and the forefingers.

  • 25. Aglet

    AgletThe plastic coating on a shoelace.

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