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Did You Know These Things Have Names?

  1. The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.
  2. The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.
  3. The plastic or metalic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet.
  4. The rumbling of your stomach is actually called a wamble.
  5. The cry of a newborn baby is called a vagitus.
  6. The prongs on a fork are called tines.
  7. The sheen or light you see when you close your eyes and press your hands on them is called phosphenes.
  8. The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent.
  9. The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.
  10. Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.
  11. The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle is called an agraffe.
  12. The 'na na na' and 'la la la', which don't really have any meaning in the lyrics of a song, are called vocables.
  13. When you combine an exclamation point with a question mark (like thisd ?!), it is referred to as an interrobang.
  14. The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.
  15. The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye.
  16. The condition of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning is called dysania.
  17. Illegible handwriting is called griffonage.
  18. The dot over an 'i' or 'j' is called a tittle.
  19. That utterly sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence.
  20. The metallic device used to measure your feet at the show store is called a Bannock Device.


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