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25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names

There are so many things out there that we deal with or see everyday, but have no idea what they are called. This is a list of 25 ridiculous real names for 25 everyday items.

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  • 1. Tittle


    The dot over an 'i' or 'j.'

  • 2. 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


    The metal part on a pencil.

  • 5. Gynecomastia



  • 6. 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


    "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


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

  • 14. Phosphenes


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

  • 15. Armscye


    The armhole in most clothing.

  • 16. Wamble


    Stomach rumble.

  • 17. Feat


    A dangling piece of curly hair.

  • 18. 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


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

  • 21. Mondegreen


    Misheard lyrics.

  • 22. Petrichor


    The way it smells outside after rain.

  • 23. Philtrum


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

  • 24. Purlicue


    The space between the thumb and the forefingers.

  • 25. Aglet


    The plastic coating on a shoelace.