Did You Know These Things Had Names?
*Glabella* – The space between your eyebrows is called a
*Petrichor* – The way it smells after the rain is called
*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
*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
*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