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A-Z Vocabulary For Everyday Things You See But Didn’t Know Had Their Own Names

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There are so many things we see everyday but when you want to explain it you end up using a whole sentence. Like the foam appears at the top of the beer in a glass; do you know that the foam also has a name? It’s called barm.

There are many things we use or see everyday but don’t know they have a name. Actually, we don’t care about to know these little things. Isn’t it easy to use just a word to describe something instead of using a whole sentence? So, today enrich your vocabulary with some new words.

Aglet

aglet

The plastic things on the ends of the shoelaces have their own name. They are known as Aglets. The aglet keeps the fibres of the lace or cord from unravelling.

Agraffe

agraffe

The wired cage that holds the cork of a bottle of champagne is known as Agraffe. It is there to prevent the cork from emerging under the pressure of the carbonated contents. The wired cage is also called Muselet.

Aphthong

aphthrong

When you pronounce the word knee, the letter “K” is silent. This silent letter or letters in a word when pronouncing is called Aphthong.

Armscye

armscye

Have you ever wondered the hole between your shirt and its sleeve has a name? Typically, it is known as armhole but the proper name is Armscye.

Barm

barm

People call the foam which appears at the top of the beer in a glass, the beer head or collar. But the foam has a name. It is actually called Barm. Barm refers only to foam that collects on fermented alcoholic beverages.

Box tent

box tent

Ever thought what is the small plastic table-like thing in the middle of a pizza box? It’s called Box tent. It is there to prevent the lid from touching the pizza.

Caruncula

caruncula

Each and every part of our body has a name. The small triangular bump on the inside corner of each eye is called Caruncula.

Cornicione

cornicione

At the time of eating pizza, we just concentrate on eating. But you know the raised outer rim of your favourite pizza has a name. It’s called Cornicione.

Crapulence

crapulence

You feel crapulence after eating too much at the party. Don’t know the word crapulence? Well, Crapulence is the sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much.

Ferrule

ferrule

The metal part that separates the wooden part of a pencil from the eraser is known as Ferrule. Actually, ferrules are any small metal or plastic rings used to fasten or conjoin objects.

Glabella

glabella

The smooth area between your eyebrows is called Glabella.

Griffonage

griffonage

This is the most annoying thing, especially for a teacher. Griffonage is the type of handwriting which is not readable.

Keeper

keeper

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

Lemniscate

lemniscate

The actual name of the infinity symbol is Lemniscate. The word is derived from the Latin word for “ribbon” as the “infinity” or “figure of 8” symbol is known for its curvature.

Lunule

lunule

You may call the white, crescent-shaped top part of your nail as tips. But it is actually known as Lunule. The word is derived from “lunar” as the nail segments are shaped like a crescent moon.

Muntin

muntin

Many windows are separated into segments by wood or metal strips. Those strips are called Muntins.

Nurdle

nurdle

Do you know the 1” strip of toothpaste you applied to a toothbrush each morning and night also have a name? It’s called Nurdle.

Petrichor

petrichor

We love the soothing smell of soil after rainfall. This natural scent has a name. It’s called Petrichor.

Philtrum

philtrum

The groove area between your nose and above your upper lip is called Philtrum. The human philtrum is bordered by ridges. It is known in medicine as the infranasal depression but it serves no apparent function.

Phosphenes

phosphenes

When we close our eyes usually we just see black. But if we close our eyes very tightly we experience the sensation of seeing the bright light. These lights are known as Phosphenes.

Punt

punt

Have you noticed the indent at the bottom of a wine bottle? It is known as the Punt. Historically, glassblowers put the punts there to make sure the bottle could stand upright and there wasn’t a sharp point of glass on the bottom. It is also believed that it helps the bottle to be stronger and endure pressure.

Purlicue

purlicue

The space between your index finger and thumb is known as Purlicue. The word is also used as a flourish and curl at the end of a handwritten word.

Rasceta

rasceta

The wrinkling and creases on the inside of our wrist are called Rasceta.

Tittle

tittle

No, it’s not called dot over the lowercase of i and j. The dot has a particular name. It’s called Tittle.

Zarf

zarf

Generally, we call the cardboard cylinder the Starbucks provide you when ordering a hot drink the cup-holder or a sleeve. But next time when you order a coffee use the proper term of the cardboard cylinder. It’s known as Zarf.

Suchismita Biswas
Suchismita Biswas
Pen is mightier than swords - these words make me passionate about writing. Except writing I love to travel , love to explore the unknown places, love photography and love listening to music. Also I am an avid reader of books. I'm a simple girl but I am what I am.

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