wow. who knew? (clearly, someone; but not me)
33 Things That You Never Knew Had Names
1) AGLET – The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.
2) ARMSAYE – The armhole in clothing.
3) CHANKING – Spat-out food, such as rinds or pits.
4) COLUMELLA NASI – The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils.
5) DRAGÉES – Small beadlike pieces of candy, usually silver-coloured, used for decorating cookies, cakes and sundaes.
6) FEAT – A dangling curl of hair.
7) FERRULE – The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.
8) HARP – The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.
9) HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER – A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)
13) and QUIMP – Various squiggles used to denote cussing in comic books.
14) KEEPER – The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
15) KICK or PUNT – The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles. It gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.
16) LIRIPIPE – The long tail on a graduate’s academic hood.
17) MINIMUS – The little finger or toe.
18) NEF – An ornamental stand in the shape of a ship.
19) OBDORMITION – The numbness caused by pressure on a nerve; when a limb is `asleep’.
20) OCTOTHORPE – The symbol `#’ on a telephone handset. Bell Labs’ engineer Don Macpherson created the word in the 1960s by combining octo-, as in eight, with the name of one of his favourite athletes, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion Jim Thorpe.
21) OPHRYON – The space between the eyebrows on a line with the top of the eye sockets.
22) PEEN – The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face.
23) PHOSPHENES – The lights you see when you close your eyes hard. Technically the luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.
24) PURLICUE – The space between the thumb and extended forefinger.
25) RASCETA – Creases on the inside of the wrist.
26) ROWEL – The revolving star on the back of a cowboy’s spurs.
27) SADDLE – The rounded part on the top of a matchbook.
28) SCROOP – The rustle of silk.
29) SNORKEL BOX – A mailbox with a protruding receiver to allow people to deposit mail without leaving their cars.
30) SPRAINTS – Otter dung.
31) TANG – The projecting prong on a tool or instrument.
32) WAMBLE – Stomach rumbling.
33) ZARF – A holder for a handleless coffee cup.
(ht to josh treece)