12/11/2006

What's In a Name...

I found this on the internets tonight. It's a list of 33 things that you never knew had names. I'm going to try and figure out a way to use everyone of these names in a conversation in the next week. Below, you will find the list.

Oh yeah, and the picture to the left is a game too. Click on it and see if you can name all of the bands depicted using pictoral symbols...

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)DRAG√ČES - 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.)

10)JARNS,

11)NITTLES,

12)GRAWLIX,

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.

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