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58 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names

  • Petrichor:

    the way it smells outside after rain.

  • Purlicue:

    the space between the thumb and forefingers.

  • Wamble:

    stomach rumbling.

  • Aglet:

    the plastic coating on a shoelace.

  • Vagitus:

    the cry of a newborn baby.

  • Glabella:

    the space between your eyebrows.

  • Chanking:

    spat-out food.

  • Lunule:

    the white, crescent shaped part of the nail.

  • Peen:

    the side opposite the hammer’s striking side.

  • Tines:

    the prongs on a fork.

  • Souffle cup:

    a ketchup/condiment cup.

  • Natiform:

    something that resembles a butt.

  • Phosphenes:

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

  • Nurdle:

    a tiny dab of toothpaste.

  • Box tent:

    the table in the middle of a pizza box.

  • Cornicione:

    the outer part of the crust on a pizza.

  • Barm:

    the foam on a beer.

  • Rasceta:

    the lines on the inside of your wrist.

  • Overmorrow:

    the day after tomorrow.

  • Ferrule:

    the metal part at the end of a pencil.

  • Punt:

    the bottom of a wine bottle.

  • Keeper:

    the loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.

  • Minimus:

    your little toe or finger.

  • Zarf:

    the cardboard sleeve on a coffee cup.

  • Rectal Tenesmus:

    the feeling of incomplete defecation.

  • Agraffe:

    the wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne.

  • Columella nasi:

    the space between your nostrils.

  • Lemniscate:

    the infinity symbol.

  • Desire path:

    a path created by natural means, simply because it is the “shortest or most easily navigated” way.

  • Armscye:

    the armhole in most clothing.

  • Dysania:

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

  • Collywobbles:

    butterflies in your stomach.

  • Nibling:

    the non-gender-specific term for a niece or nephew — like sibling.

  • Griffonage:

    unreadable handwriting.

  • Paresthesia:

    that “pins and needles” feeling.

  • Defenestrate:

    to throw out a window.

  • Muntin:

    the strip separating window panes.

  • Philtrum:

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

  • Snood:

    the fleshy thing around the neck of a turkey.

  • Vocable:

    the na na nas and la la las in song lyrics that don’t have any meaning.

  • Tittle:

    the dot over an “i” or a “j.”

  • Morton’s toe:

    when your second toe is bigger than your big toe.

  • Crepuscular rays:

    rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. AKA what your aunt might have called “God’s rays.”

  • Snellen chart:

    the chart you look at when you take an eye exam.

  • Crapulence:

    that sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much.

  • Obelus:

    the division sign (÷).

  • Ideolocator:

    a “you are here” sign.

  • Brannock device:

    the thing they use to measure your feet at the shoe store.

  • Interrobang:

    what it’s called when you combine a question mark with an exclamation point like this: ?!

  • Mamihlapinatapai:

    the look shared by two people who both hope the other will offer to do something that they both want but aren’t willing to do.

  • Phloem bundles:

    those long stringy things you see when peeling a banana.

  • Semantic satiation:

    what happens when you say a word so long it loses meaning.

  • Octothorpe:

    the pound (#) button on a telephone.

  • Gynecomastia:

    man-boobs.

  • Mondegreen:

    misheard song lyrics.

  • Scurryfunge:

    the time you run around cleaning frantically right before company comes over.

  • Aphthongs:

    silent letters.

  • Tmesis:

    when you separate a word into two for effect. Example: “I AM GOING TO ASBO-FREAKIN’-LUTELY BE THE BEST SCRABBLE PLAYER ON THE PLANET NOW!”

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poeticdarkbeauty:

youngblackandvegan:

and that’s why you don’t go around fixing people

and that’s why you don’t give up pieces of yourself to make someone else whole

We do this more than we think. Sometimes we reject those who have helped us the most. Other times, we help those who allow their egos to hide their humilities.

someONE FUCKING MAKE THAT TEDDY BEAR HAPPY BEFORE I CHOKE BECAUSE I HAVE TEARS BRIMMING MY EYES HELP ME

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it may take time but there is someone waiting to hold your hand

My tears

i’m sorry, i may not deserve you…

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