15 Names of Everyday Things That You Probably Don’t Know About

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There are many things that we see every day but don’t know what to call. That is why we are here to bring you some names of everyday things that you might want to know about. English has so many many words, and no doubt why this complex language has names of almost anything. Below are the things that we see every day that we may not know the name of or don’t even know they have names. Check those things in the list and let us know which one you have no idea about their names.

1Columella Nasi

It is the word for the bottom section of your nose that splits your nostrils. Of course, not many people would pay attention to this word or even this little body part. But be thankful my friends because without columella nasi, you would simply have one giant nostril. Let’s just not imagine it.

2Dysania

Basically, dysania is the condition that we all have each and every day of our lives. It is the stage in which we find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Related, right? No matter how much of a morning person you are, there are always times that you feel a little dysania.

3Ferrule

Back in school, we students chew so many things especially our pencils. Ferrule is the term that describes the metal part of the pencil that holds the eraser in place. Perhaps you know what to the call the part that you chew all the time now.

4Grawlix

This is the thing that we often see in comics or cartoon, the bubbles full of symbols that resemble swear words. Those random symbols stringed together are grawlix; it feels cool to know this word, isn’t it?

5Griffonage

Doctors are the perfect example of people with griffonage, the ability to write illegibly.

6Keeper

Do you know that the part of the belt that holds the end of the belt in place after it is wrapped around is called keeper? Might not be so important, but a belt must have a keeper or we will end up having extra long belt hanging around.

7Lemniscate

That is the academic and proper word to describe the infinity sign. Using this word simply makes us feel extra intelligent and cool, so let’s note down that one.

8Morton’s Toe

Take a look at your foot, if your second toe is larger than your big toe then you have a Morton’s toe. There is also another name for this condition known as Greek Foot, and it is a very common trait. There are about 10 to 20 percent of the population with Morton’s toe.

9Nurdle

Many websites and pages have shared this one common word for quite sometimes. A nurdle is the pea size amount of toothpaste that you squeeze onto your toothbrush. The instruction is to squeeze just a nurdle every time or it means you are using too much toothpaste.

10Octothorpe

More common in social media known as hashtag, this symbol is actually octothorpe.

11Petrichor

Have you ever smelled the dirt-ish kind of scent whenever it is about to rain or after the rain? Petrichor is the scent produced when rain drops fall onto dry soil, and many of us love that scent. Now you know what you call that satisfying scent every time it rains.

12Philtrum

The philtrum aka Cupid’s Bow Dimple is the deep grove in between your nose and mouth. Some people have a very attractive and deep philtrum. If you have one, my friend you are one lucky and charming person.

13Purlicue

Have you ever wondered about what to call the squishy space in between your thumb and forefinger? In case you use to, the part is purlicue.

14Tintinnabulation

You might think such long word must have some sort of long meaning, not really. The word tintinnabulation is the ringing or tinkling sound you hear from a bell. Yes, that’s it. Now you have another long word to memorize and use.

15Zarf

Hot coffee lovers should know this word, zarf is the piece of cardboard that goes around the hot coffee cup. From now on, you will be able to say “can I have another zarf for my cup, please?”. It both confuses some baristas and makes you sound super cool at the same time. Try it!

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