DID YOU KNOW THESE MOST RARELY USED ENGLISH WORDS?



Did You Know These Things Had Names?

*Glabella* - The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.

*Petrichor* - The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.

*Aglet* - The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet.

*Wamble* - The rumbling of stomach is actually called a wamble.

*Vagitus* - The cry of a new born baby is called a vagitus.

*Tines* - The prongs on a fork are called tines.

*Phosphenes* - The sheen or light that you see when you close your eyes and press your hands on them are called phosphenes.

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

*Overmorrow* - The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

*Minimus* - Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.

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

*Vocables* - The 'na na na' and 'la la la', which don't really have any meaning in the lyrics of any song, are called vocables.

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

*Columella Nasi* - The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.

*Armscye* - The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye.

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

*Griffonage* - Unreadable hand-writing is called griffonage (Are you reading this dear doctors?)

*Tittle* - The dot over an i or a j is called tittle.

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


*Brannock Device* - The metallic device used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called Brannock device

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