25 Everyday Things You Probably Didn't Know Had Names

1. Petrichor - The it smells outside after rain.
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2. Armscye - The armhole in most clothing.
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3. Morton's Toe - When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.
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4. Desire Path - A path created by natural means, simply because it is the “shortest or most easily navigated” way.
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5. Gynecomastia - Man-boobs.
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6. Lunule - The white, crescent shaped part at the top of a nail.
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7. Semantic Satiation - What happens when you say a word for so long that it loses its meaning.
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8. Purlicue - The space between the thumb and the forefingers.
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9. Wamble - Stomach rumble.
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10. Dysania - The state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.
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11. Paresthesia - The pins and needles feeling you get when part of your body falls asleep. Bonus! This is known as obdormition.
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12. Ferrule - The metal part on a pencil.
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13. Rectal Tenesmus - The feeling of incomplete defecation. We've all been there.
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14. Phosphenes - The lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.
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15. Skeuomorph - “A design feature copied from a similar artifact in another material, even when not functionally necessary.” For example, rivets on jeans, copper color on pennies, the shutter sound on a digital camera, and the pointless handle above
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16. Aglet - The plastic coating on a shoelace.
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17. Tittle - The dot over an 'i' or 'j.'
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18. Mondegreen - Misheard lyrics.
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19. Arms Akimbo - Exactly what it looks like. Hands on your hips.
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20. Peen - The side opposite the hammer's striking side
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21. Feat - A dangling piece of curly hair.
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22. Crepuscular Rays - Rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. Also known as “God's rays.”
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23. Philtrum - The groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.
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24. Muntin - The strip separating window panes.
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25. Brannock Device - What is used to measure your feet at the shoe store.
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  • 7

    That chick's philtrum is so sexy

    your philtrum is so sexy
    - bufus101 April 27, 2011, 9:22 am
    It actually is lol, well at least i like to think it is
    - MalverdeAl100 April 27, 2011, 9:25 am
    i dont really have a prominent one haha
    - bufus101 April 27, 2011, 9:30 am
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  • 6

    I actually knew about the Aglet... THANK YOU PHINEAS AND FERB!!!!

    i thank dave the barbarian
    - jedimcsithlord April 27, 2011, 7:34 pm
    I remember that...
    - SuperPost April 27, 2011, 8:37 pm
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  • 2

    #10 also known as mondays

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  • 1

    Thx, good to know lol

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  • 1

    Armscye.. I just call it an arm hole... much easier. I already knew about the aglet and tittle. Man-boobs was funny, haha.

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  • 1

    AH! Very cool. I only knew a few of these.

    • TexBex
    • April 27, 2011, 12:22 pm
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  • 1

    i have mortons toe? haaawkward

    • 720Z
    • April 27, 2011, 2:24 pm
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  • 1

    I saw this post had 69 points.. so I decided not to uprate.. otherwise +3

    I appreciate you not up rating it then I guess. :)
    - mrcbccadetx0 April 27, 2011, 2:50 pm
    Haha, whenever someone else breaks it, I will up it up lol
    - iTzDeVOUrr April 27, 2011, 2:54 pm
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  • 1

    I know Aglet, Tittle, and Brannock Device. The rest are so wierd, but cool!

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  • 1

    wow

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  • 1

    I knew about half of them but I LOVE this kind of stuff! (Petrichor--A word so random spellcheck doesn't even recognize it. :p)

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  • 1

    The "Branncock Device" is also used for measuring things.

    • Jozzoh
    • April 27, 2011, 4:37 pm
    I didn't know they had a device for measuring rooster foot sizes also... Thats very interesting...
    - mrcbccadetx0 April 27, 2011, 5:01 pm
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