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58 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names
Petrichor: the way it smells outside after rain.
Purlicue: the space between the thumb and forefingers.
Wamble: stomach rumbling.
Aglet: the plastic coating on a shoelace.
Vagitus: the cry of a newborn baby.
Glabella: the space between your eyebrows.
Chanking: spat-out food.
Lunule: the white, crescent shaped part of the nail.
Peen: the side opposite the hammer’s striking side.
Tines: the prongs on a fork.
Souffle cup: a ketchup/condiment cup.
Natiform: something that resembles a butt.
Phosphenes: the lights you see when you close your eyes and press your hands to them.
Nurdle: a tiny dab of toothpaste.
Box tent: the table in the middle of a pizza box.
Cornicione: the outer part of the crust on a pizza.
Barm: the foam on a beer.
Rasceta: the lines on the inside of your wrist.
Overmorrow: the day after tomorrow.
Ferrule: the metal part at the end of a pencil.
Punt: the bottom of a wine bottle.
Keeper: the loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.
Minimus: your little toe or finger.
Zarf: the cardboard sleeve on a coffee cup.
Rectal Tenesmus: the feeling of incomplete defecation.
Agraffe: the wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne.
Columella nasi: the space between your nostrils.
Lemniscate: the infinity symbol.
Desire path: a path created by natural means, simply because it is the “shortest or most easily navigated” way.
Armscye: the armhole in most clothing.
Dysania: the state of finding it hard to get out of the bed in the morning.
Collywobbles: butterflies in your stomach.
Nibling: the non-gender-specific term for a niece or nephew — like sibling.
Griffonage: unreadable handwriting.
Paresthesia: that “pins and needles” feeling.
Defenestrate: to throw out a window.
Muntin: the strip separating window panes.
Philtrum: the groove located just below the nose and above the middle of the lips.
Snood: the fleshy thing around the neck of a turkey.
Vocable: the na na nas and la la las in song lyrics that don’t have any meaning.
Tittle: the dot over an “i” or a “j.”
Morton’s toe: when your second toe is bigger than your big toe.
Crepuscular rays: rays of sunlight coming from a certain point in the sky. AKA what your aunt might have called “God’s rays.”
Snellen chart: the chart you look at when you take an eye exam.
Crapulence: that sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much.
Obelus: the division sign (÷).
Ideolocator: a “you are here” sign.
Brannock device: the thing they use to measure your feet at the shoe store.
Interrobang: what it’s called when you combine a question mark with an exclamation point like this: ?!
Mamihlapinatapai: the look shared by two people who both hope the other will offer to do something that they both want but aren’t willing to do.
Phloem bundles: those long stringy things you see when peeling a banana.
Semantic satiation: what happens when you say a word so long it loses meaning.
Octothorpe: the pound (#) button on a telephone.
Gynecomastia: man-boobs.
Mondegreen: misheard song lyrics.
Scurryfunge: the time you run around cleaning frantically right before company comes over.
Aphthongs: silent letters.
Tmesis: when you separate a word into two for effect. Example: “I AM GOING TO ASBO-FREAKIN’-LUTELY BE THE BEST SCRABBLE PLAYER ON THE PLANET NOW!”

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My wonderful Folio Society edition of The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie. Can’t praise it enough, it’s lovely.

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Bookstores of England

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Ideal Bookshelves, Jane Mount

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