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33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names

33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names

1. AGLET
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The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.


2. ARMSAYE
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The armhole in clothing.


3. CHANKING
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Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.


4. COLUMELLA NASI
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The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.


5. DRAGÉES
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Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.


6. FEAT
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A dangling curl of hair.


7. FERRULE
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The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.


8. HARP
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The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.


9. HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER
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A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)


10. JARNS,

11. NITTLES,

12. GRAWLIX,

13. and QUIMP
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Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.


14. KEEPER
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The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.


15. KICK or PUNT
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The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.


16. LIRIPIPE
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The long tail on a graduate's academic hood.


17. MINIMUS
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The little finger or toe.


18. NEF
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An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.


19. OBDORMITION
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The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is 'asleep'.


20. OCTOTHORPE
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The symbol '#' on a telephone handset. Bell Labs' engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.


21. OPHRYON
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The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.


22. PEEN
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The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.


23. PHOSPHENES
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The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.


24. PURLICUE
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The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.


25. RASCETA
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Creases on the inside of the wrist.


26. ROWEL
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The revolving star on the back of a cowboy's spurs.


27. SADDLE
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The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.


28. SCROOP
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The rustle of silk.


29. SNORKEL BOX
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A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.


30. SPRAINTS
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Otter dung.


31. TANG
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The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.


32. WAMBLE
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Stomach rumbling.


33. ZARF
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A holder for a handleless coffee cup.
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I saw hemidemisemiquaver while reading Master and Commander recently and I figured it was just an archaic word. I've heard of peen and tang and I'm all too familiar with spraints.
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Re: 33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names

3. CHANKING
I always thought the name for that was BURGERKING
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I've heard of a few. I didn't think aglet was that obscure.
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Did Rich Hall write this?
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I peen her butt
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Re: 33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names

I knew a few of those, namely punt, peen, tang, harp, ferrule and nasi. I also had heard of purlique, but literally just saw that referenced within the past couple of weeks.

Tang is most commonly used to describe the part of a tool that goes into a handle, such as on lathe tools, swords, knives, etc.
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I only knew 29 of them. I disagree with zarf, which is usually a more robust/formal item than a cardboard sleeve. Technically it may be correct, however.
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I love this list, I'll have to work some of them into my conversations with my students!
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I love this list, I'll have to work some of them into my conversations with my students!
When you do, see how they take to "**** punt."
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Where's TAINT?
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I peen her butt


I knew a few.
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I'm just curious to know how long it took you to put this post together?


Bravo sir....!
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I used part of my lunch break, wambles and all.
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At least you posted it here...not like most who put a link up that is normally blocked by work.
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[OCD]10, 11 & 12 are bothering me.....[/OCD]
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Where's TAINT?
it taint there
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I had a conversation that included aglets a few weeks ago. True story. A corset-maker gave me some lacings, but he was concerned that the aglets weren't going to be able to fit through the grommets.

It turned out that both of us had first seen the word in the list of things that you never knew had names from the 1970s bestseller, The Book of Lists.

1. AGLET The plain or ornamental covering at the end of a shoelace.
2. BIBCOCK A faucet with a bent down nozzle.
3. BRASSARD A cloth band worn around the upper arm. It often bears an identifying mark -- like the one with a swastika that Hitler wore.
4. BRETELLES A pair of ornamental suspenderlike straps that go from the belt on the front of a dress over the shoulders to the belt in the back.
5. DUFF The decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.
6. HARP The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.
7. HEMISEMIDEMIQUAVER A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)
8. KICK or PUNT The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.
9. PHOSPHENES The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.
10. PIGGIN A small wooden pail with one long stave used as a handle.
11. QUARREL A small, diamond-shaped pane of glass, like that used in lattice windows.
12. SAM BROWNE BELT A leather belt for a dress uniform. It is supported by a light strap that passes over the right shoulder. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police wear them.
12. SOLIDUS The oblique stroke (/) used between words, or in fractions, as 7/8. It as also called a diagonal, separatrix, virgule, shilling, slant, or slash.
14. TANG The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.
15. TOBIES The small pottery jugs, mugs, and pitchers that are used for ale. A toby is shaped like a shout man with a cocked ht, a corner of which serves as the pourer.
16. ZARF A holder for a handleless coffee cup.
Looks like the current list has a lot of lines cribbed from the old book. Even the definitions are the exact same.

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Fuck you Brian Flanagan.
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The title of this thread should be '33 names of things you never CARED had names'.
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It turned out that both of us had first seen the word in the list of things that you never knew had names from the 1970s bestseller, The Book of Lists.
Me too. I loved that stupid, inaccurate book as a kid.
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The Book of Lists was the best bathroom book ever.
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I actually bought a hardcover of "The Book Of Lists" not that long ago...
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I'd never heard of most on the OP's list. You learn something new every day...
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I knew they had names. They were called "thingie."

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