Friday, July 17, 2015

Just For Fun - Odd Names For Things You Know


Peen: the side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

Aglet: the plastic coating on a shoelace.

Ferrule: the metal part at the end of a pencil.

Punt: the bottom of a wine bottle.


Griffonage: unreadable handwriting.

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

Language and Math-

Overmorrow: the day after tomorrow.

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

Obelus: the division sign (÷).

Octothorpe: the pound (#) sign.

Mondegreen: misheard song lyrics.

Vocable: the na na nas and la la las in song lyrics that don’t have any meaning.

Lemniscate: the infinity symbol.


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

Minimus: your little toe or finger.

Glabella: the space between your eyebrows.

Collywobbles: butterflies in your stomach.

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

Tmesis: when you separate a word into two for effect. Example: “I AM GOING TO ASBO-FREAKIN’-LUTELY BE THE BEST TRIVIA PLAYER ON THE PLANET NOW!”

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