Friday, December 21, 2007

33 Names Of Things You Probably Didn't Know Even Had Names

33 Names Of Things You Probably Didn't Know Even Had Names .....  
  1. AGLET - The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.   
  2. ARMSAYE - The armhole in clothing.   
  3. CHANKING - Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.   
  4. COLUMELLA NASI - The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.   
  5. DRAGÉES - Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.   
  6. FEAT - A dangling curl of hair.   
  7. FERRULE - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.   
  8. HARP - The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.   
  9. HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER - A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)   
10. JARNS,
13. and QUIMP - Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.   
14. KEEPER - The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.   
15. KICK or PUNT - The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.   
16. LIRIPIPE - The long tail on a graduate's academic hood.   
17. MINIMUS - The little finger or toe.   
18. NEF - An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.   
19. OBDORMITION - The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is 'asleep'.   
20. OCTOTHORPE - The symbol '#' on a telephone handset. Bell Labs' engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-  (as in eight)  with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.   
21. OPHRYON - The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.   
22. PEEN - The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.   
23. PHOSPHENES - The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.   
24. PURLICUE - The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.   
25. RASCETA - Creases on the inside of the wrist.   
26. ROWEL - The revolving star on the back of a cowboy's spurs.   
27. SADDLE - The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.   
28. SCROOP - The rustle of silk.   
29. SNORKEL BOX - A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.   
30. SPRAINTS - Otter dung.   
31. TANG - The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.   
32. WAMBLE - Stomach rumbling.   
33. ZARF - A holder for a handleless coffee cup.
  (At last you can call "that thingy" by name, as you cleverly work these items into everyday conversation!)

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