Did You Know That These Things Had Names?

By Getrude Mathayo / Published August 24, 2022 | 3:10 pm




KEY POINTS

The crying or wailing of a newborn baby is called vagitus. It is a terrifying term, derived from an even scarier term vagitus uterinus, which is the crying of a fetus from inside the uterus.

Tines- The prongs on a fork are called tines.




KEY TAKEAWAYS


The space between your eyebrows is a glabella. That's also the name of the bone underneath that space that connects your brow ridges.

The smell of rain after a dry spell is called Petrichor. The petrichor aroma comes from a combination of plant oils and chemical compounds in soil, which is released when there is moisture in the air.


We give things names to assign meaning to them and to identify them. We name people, places, and things, and there are all sorts of conventions and traditions associated with giving names. There are a lot of things out there with strange names that we aren’t even aware of.

Here are the names of things you never knew existed:

The space between your eyebrows is a glabella. That’s also the name of the bone underneath that space that connects your brow ridges.

The smell of rain after a dry spell is called Petrichor. The petrichor aroma comes from a combination of plant oils and chemical compounds in soil, which is released when there is moisture in the air.

The bits at the ends of shoelaces are called aglets.

The fold of skin between your nose and upper lip is the philtrum. It’s also called the medial cleft, but it comes from the ancient Greek a love charm’

The crying or wailing of a newborn baby is called vagitus. It is a terrifying term, derived from an even scarier term vagitus uterinus, which is the crying of a fetus from inside the uterus.

Tines- The prongs on a fork are called tines.

The sheen or light that you see when you close your eyes and press your hands on them is called phosphenes.

The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent.

The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

Your tiny toe or finger is called a minimus

The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe

The ‘na na na’ and ‘la la la’, which don’t really have any meaning in the lyrics of any song, are called vocables.

When you combine an exclamation mark with a question mark (like this ?!), it is referred to as an interrobang

The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi

The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye

The condition of finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning is called dysania.

Unreadable handwriting is called griffonage.

The dot over an “i” or a “j” is called a tittle.

That utterly sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence.

The metallic device used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called the Bannock device.

The rumbling of the stomach is actually called a wamble.

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