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50 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had ‘Official’ Names

50 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had ‘Official’ Names

50 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had ‘Official’ Names

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Below is a long list of stuff we either use everyday or come in contact with once in a while. Sorry I didn’t count ‘m but it may not be up to 50. Forgive my …

Petrichor: The way it smells outside after rain.

Wamble: Stomach rumbling.

Aglet: The plastic coating on a shoelace.

Vagitus: The cry of a newborn baby.

Chanking: spat-out food.

Peen: The side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

Tines: The prongs on a fork.

Souffle cup: A ketchup/condiment cup.

Natiform: Something that resembles a butt.

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

Nurdle: A tiny dab of toothpaste.

Box tent: The table in the middle of a pizza box.

Cornicione: The outer part of the crust on a pizza.

Barm: The foam on a beer.

Overmorrow: The day after tomorrow.

Ferrule: The metal part at the end of a pencil.

Punt: The bottom of a wine bottle.

Keeper: The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.

Zarf: The cardboard sleeve on a coffee cup.

Rectal Tenesmus: The feeling of incomplete defecation.

Agraffe: The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne.

Lemniscate: The infinity symbol.

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

Armscye: The armhole in most clothing.

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

Collywobbles: Butterflies in your stomach.

Nibling: The non-gender-specific term for a niece or nephew — like sibling.

Griffonage: Unreadable handwriting.

Defenestrate: To throw out a window.

Muntin: The strip separating window panes.

Snood: The fleshy thing around the neck of a turkey.

Tittle: The dot over an “i” or a “j.”

Morton’s toe: When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

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Crepuscular rays: Rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. AKA what your aunt might have called “God’s rays.”

Snellen chart: The chart you look at when you take an eye exam.

Crapulence: That sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much.

Brannock device: The thing they use to measure your feet at the shoe store.

Interrobang: What it’s called when you combine a question mark with an exclamation point like this: ?!

Mamihlapinatapai: The look shared by two people who both hope the other will offer to do something that they both want but aren’t willing to do.

Phloem bundles: Those long stringy things you see when peeling a banana.

Semantic satiation: What happens when you say a word so long it loses meaning.

Octothorpe: The pound (#) button on a telephone.

Mondegreen: Misheard song lyrics.

Scurryfunge: The time you run around cleaning frantically right before company comes over.

Aphthongs: Silent letters.

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