Everyday Vocabulary: 40 Things You did not know that have Official Names

The English language contains approximately one million words, learning all of which can be intimidating. It would appear that we should all be able to sum up anything with a single word, given our extensive vocabularies. The plastic on the end of your shoelaces is an everyday item that we all trip over, as is the metal part of a pencil. But most of these things actually do have words that describe them – you just don’t know them.

These are the words for everyday items you didn’t realize had official names 👇🏾🤔

1. Aglets – the plastic or metallic coating at the end of the shoelaces

2. Apricity – the warmth of the sun on a cold day

Apricity - British Society Staffing

3. Armscye – the shape or outline of the armhole

Armscye & Armhole Measurement in Sewing : An Overview - Sew Guide

4. Brannock device – the thing they use to measure your feet at the shoe store

Brannock foot device indicating right foot measurements for the arch... |  Download Scientific Diagram

5. Biblioklept – a book thief

Biblioklept – nicecissist

6. Caret – used by proofreaders to insert punctuation or missing letters

File:Caret.svg - Wikipedia

7. Cornicione – the outer part of the crust on a pizza

What is a (cornicione) Canotto pizza style ? - Lovemypizza -

8. Crapulence – the sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much

crapulence (Shane) · GitHub

9. Drupelets – any of the small individual drupes forming a fleshy aggregate fruit such as a blackberry or raspberry

Each Raspberry Has About 100 Drupelets! Every Drupelet Could Be Considered  A Separate Fruit - South Florida Reporter

10. Dysania – the condition of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning

Can't get out of bed? You might have dysania - BBC Three

11. Earworm – the song you cannot get out of your head

What Is an Earworm? | Wonderopolis

12. Ferrule – the metal part at the end of a pencil

13. Glabella – the space between your eyebrows

Glabellar approach

14. Griffonage – illegible handwriting

The History of Griffonage and Bad Handwriting | Wordfoolery

15. Hamburger button – the button to click or tap on to get access to the menu options. The three line navigational icon is named hamburger button because it looks like a hamburger:

16. Interrobang – when you combine a question mark with an exclamation point like this:

The rise and fall of the interrobang | The Economist

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

Diesel Brown Logo Keeper Belt for Men Online India at Darveys.com

18. Lemniscate – the infinity symbol

Infinity - Wikipedia

19. Lunule – the white, crescent-shaped part of the nail

Words for Things You Didn't Know Have Names | Merriam-Webster

20. Mononymous – A person known by one name like Adele, Madonna or Voltaire

21 - Album by Adele | Spotify

21. Morton’s toe – when your second toe is bigger than your big toe

What is Morton's Toe? - Oh My Arthritis

22. Muntin – the strip separating window panes

What Are Muntin Bars? - Feldco Factory Direct

23. Nibling – the non-gender-specific term for a niece or nephew — like sibling

Nibling! — Raising Zoomer

24. Nurdle –  tiny dab of toothpaste

Misleading' Colgate toothpaste TV advert banned by watchdog - BBC News

25. Obelus – the division sign, the one with the dots above and below a dash

26. Overmorrow – the day after tomorrow

There Are Interesting English Words To Describe These Things !

27. Petrichor – smell of rain after a dry spell

Appreciating Petrichor In Any Season - Buckhorn Inn

28. Philtrum – the fold of skin between your nose and upper lip

Philtrum of lip, causes of smooth philtrum, long or short philtrum

29. Quincunx – the five dot pattern found on dice

File:Quincunx.svg - Wikimedia Commons

30. Rasceta – the lines on the inside of your wrist

Pin on Chakra

31. Rhinotillexomania – obsessive nose-picking

Boogers Nose GIF - Boogers Nose Pick - Discover & Share GIFs

32. Snood – the fleshy thing around the neck of a turkey

What's a turkey wattle for anyway? | Forest Preserve District of Will County

33. Souffle cup – a ketchup/condiment cup

2 oz, Paper Souffle Portion Cups - Value Set of 500 : Amazon.in: Home &  Kitchen

34. Tartle – a Scottish word to describe the hesitation caused from forgetting a person’s name

5 Things You Didn't Know Have A Name | Knowledge Tribe

35. Tittle – the dot over an “i” or a “j”

tittle - Chandigarh

36. Ullage – the amount by which a container falls short of being full

Ullage | Kazzit US Wineries & International Winery Guide

37. Vibrissae – whiskers

Whiskers - Wikipedia

38. Vorfreude – the joy you feel thinking about good things that will happen

Word of the Week: Vorfreude – @GermanyinUSA

39. Wamble – the rumbling sound that the stomach makes

Empty Stomach GIFs | Tenor

40. Zarf – the cardboard sleeve on a coffee cup

This Is A Zarf - ChurchMag

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