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25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names

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All of these things have names, you never knew until now, and your life is changed foreeeevvveeeerrr.

1. Tittle

Tittle

The dot over an ‘i’ or ‘j.’

2. Lunule

Lunule

The white, crescent shaped part at the top of a nail.

3. Crepuscular Rays

Crepuscular Rays

Rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. Also known as “God’s rays.”

4. Ferrule

Ferrule

The metal part on a pencil.

5. Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia

Man-boobs.

6. Muntin

Muntin

The strip separating window panes.

7. Morton’s Toe

Morton's Toe

When your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

8. Arms Akimbo

Arms Akimbo

Exactly what it looks like. Hands on your hips.

9. Desire Path

Desire Path

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

10. Semantic Satiation

Semantic Satiation

What happens when you say a word for so long that it loses its meaning. Limit limit limit limit limit limit limit limit limit.

11. Skeuomorph

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.

12. Brannock Device

Brannock Device

What is used to measure your feet at the shoe store.

13. Paresthesia

Paresthesia

The pins and needles feeling you get when part of your body falls asleep. Bonus! This is known as obdormition.

14. Phosphenes

Phosphenes

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

15. Armscye

Armscye

The armhole in most clothing.

16. Wamble

Wamble

Stomach rumble.

17. Feat

Feat

A dangling piece of curly hair.

18. Peen

Peen

The side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

19. Rectal Tenesmus

Rectal Tenesmus

The feeling of incomplete defecation. We’ve all been there.

20. Dysania

Dysania

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

21. Mondegreen

Mondegreen

Misheard lyrics.

22. Petrichor

Petrichor

The way it smells outside after rain.

23. Philtrum

Philtrum

The groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.

24. Purlicue

Purlicue

The space between the thumb and the forefingers.

25. Aglet

Aglet

The plastic coating on a shoelace.

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