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We bet you don't know the English Names for these 20 'Everyday Things'!

For an instance, can you name what ‘the smell of earth after the rain’ is known as? Most of us cannot

India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 16, 2017 16:07 IST ]
20 ‘Everyday Things’ which you see, but you didn’t
20 ‘Everyday Things’ which you see, but you didn’t know they have names!


Surprisingly, there are some things that fall within our visible range, and yet we don’t know the names for these objects. Say it ignorance or whatever, we never bothered to find out the names for these things. Let alone finding out the names, we didn’t know that these things even have names at first place! For an instance, can you name what ‘the smell of earth after the rain’ is known as? Most of us cannot. 

Here are some ‘Everyday Things’ and the ‘Lesser-Known English Words’ for them. 

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

India Tv - Glabella


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

India Tv - Petrichor


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

India Tv - aglet


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

India Tv - Wamble


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

India Tv - Vagitus


Tines - The prongs on a fork are called tines.

India Tv - Tines


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

India Tv - Phosphenes


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

India Tv - Box Tent

Box Tent

Overmorrow - The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

India Tv - Overmorrow


Minimus - Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus

India Tv - Minimus


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

India Tv - 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.

India Tv - Vocables


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

India Tv - Interrobang


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

India Tv - Columella Nasi

Columella Nasi

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

India Tv - Armscye


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

India Tv - Dysania


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

India Tv - Griffonage


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

India Tv - Tittle


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

India Tv - Crapulence


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

India Tv - Brannock Device

Brannock Device

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