15 Things used every day that you never knew had an actual name

There is a name for everything including the somewhat in obscure objects that you wouldn’t glance at or give any importance too. In many instances we take it for granted that certain objects are always at hand for use yet we doing exactly know what they are called. For example the small groove between your nose and upper lip, do you know what it’s called? Well!! Read on to find out 15 everyday objects that have names you never ever knew.


1 Philtrum

Yes!! That little lined groove between your nose and upper lip which seems like a small lined dent or a straight dimple actually has a particular name called the Philtrum. Who would have thought of that?



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2 Nibblings

This has nothing to do with eating or snacking. Rather, nibbling is used when you want to refer to your nephews and nieces without specifying a gender. It’s a gender neutral term so rather than having to say “I’m visiting my nephews and nieces, you simply say I’m visiting my nibblings.


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3 Nurdle

Bet you couldn’t have expected this one. Yes even a little blob of toothpaste on your toothbrush has a name and it’s called a Nurdle. How it was conceived is a mystery but yes, that’s the name for it.



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4 Petrichor

This is a name for the favorite smell of several people. Petrichor is the scent of your natural surrounding or nature after a shower or rain. Many will not give it a second thought but there are people who recognize that familiar smell of nature after rainfall. It does have a distinct smell.


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5 Aglet

That’s the little piece of metal at the end of your laces to keep it from shredding and fraying. It could be plastic or metal but whatever it is, that’s what you should call it from now on.


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6 Griffonage

How many times have you criticized people’s handwriting by referring to it as doctor’s handwriting?? Well what you call doctors handwriting is actually a type of illegible handwriting, it’s a teacher’s nightmare and all doctors have the same problem.


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7 Lunule

Even the tops of your nails have a special name. Because that half moon shape is called a lunule as it resembles the crescent moon. So now you know what to say when you’re painting your lunules.


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8 Punt

This is really crazy. Who would have thought something like this actually has a name but it does, the dimple at the bottom of a swine bottle is called a punt. Why it is shaped so is not known but theories state it makes stacking easier.

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9 Tittle

This is a laughable reasons. Dotting your I’s and J’s that’s what we always referred to them as simple dots but no they aren’t actually called dots, they are called tittles. It does sound weird but amazing too how we’ve never known such everyday objects that have names.

Dotting I’s and J’s

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10 Paresthesia

Have you ever experienced the feeling of pins and needles in your hands or even your foot as in cramps or when it’s as if asleep? Well!! That’s called paresthesia so now you know what to tell the doctor.


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11 Purlicue

Pulicue refers to the space between your thumb and forefinger although its origins and why it is named so is still a mystery. The word can also be used as a description for the curl formed at the end of a handwritten word.


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12 Feat

That little dangling piece of curly hair falling in front of your forehead just like the one superman has is called a Feat. Bet you thought it had something to do with the heroics of superman didn’t you? Well! Superman was famous for his superhuman feats but this was his best feat.


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13 Ferrule

Something technical crossed your mind? A ferrule is that little metal piece at the end of your pencil which connects you the eraser. Who would have thought it so as no one really pays attention to such things.

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14 Dingbats

Those special case symbols placed to symbolize a cuss or swear word is called a dingbat. You must have seen it widely used in comics and cartoons. You might have even used in yourself many times in your social media posts too haven’t you?

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15 Kummerspeck

Emotional over eating!!! You thought it meant just that didn’t you?? Well there is one word for it and that’s Kummerspeck which literally means “grief bacon”. One wonders whether a doctor or shrink even knows that it’s called so. How many everyday objects that have names can you add to this list?? Let us know.


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