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