15 Things You Didn’t Know Had Names


There are just certain things that you never would think would have a name, but in fact they do. Here are 15 Things You Didn’t Know Had Names:

  1. aglet – the tip of a shoelace made of plastic.
  2. armscyes – the armholes on a shirt.
  3. ferrule – the protective point or knob at the end of an umbrella.
  4. glabella – the space between the eyebrows.
  5. hammerspace* – the place where items are pulled from when coming “out of nowhere” in a cartoon.
  6. lemniscate – the name for the shape of the infinity sign.
  7. noid* – the tiny wait “tables” that come in pizza boxes.
  8. peen – the end of a hammer opposite the striking head.
  9. petrichor* – how it smells after it rains (that clean, greenish smell when rain lands on dry ground).
  10. philtrum – the vertical groove on the median line of the upper lip.
  11. rowel – the star on the back of a cowboy’s spur.
  12. sabermetrics – the statistical and mathematical analysis of baseball records.
  13. scroop – the rustling, swooshy sound ballgowns make.
  14. tittle – the dot over an ‘i’ or a ‘j’.
  15. wamble – the sound of your stomach rumbling.

BONUS: sniglet – a word coined for something that has no specific name.

*Denotes a word not found in a common dictionary.

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