Fascinating Words

If you’re fascinated by words, then this is for you…

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.

Barm – The foam on beer is called a barm.

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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