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Unread post Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:27 pm

Did You Know These Things Had Names?

Glabella - The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.

Petrichor - The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.

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

Wamble - The rumbling of stomach is actually called a wamble.

Vagitus - The cry of a new born baby is called a vagitus.

Tines - The prongs on a fork are called tines.

Phosphenes - The sheen or light that you see when you close your eyes and press your hands on them are called phosphenes.

Box Tent - The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent.

Overmorrow - The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

Minimus - Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.

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

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

Interrobang - When you combine an exclamation mark with a question mark (like this ?!), it is referred to as an interrobang.

Columella Nasi- The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.

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

Dysania - The condition of finding it difficult to get out of the bed in the morning is called dysania.

Griffonage - Unreadable hand-writing is called griffonage (Are you reading this dear doctors?)

Tittle - The dot over an “i” or a “j” is called tittle.

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

Brannock Device- The metallic device used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called Brannock device.👍


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