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65 Responses to 33 Names of Things You Never Knew Had Names

  1. Profile photo of CheezeLuv
    CheezeLuv Female 13-17
    153 posts
    December 13, 2006 at 6:42 pm
    Link: 33 Names of Things You Never Knew Had Names - I got a paper cut on my purlicue once.
  2. Profile photo of denmengnash
    denmengnash Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2006 at 2:22 am
    Interesting..
    It would have been a 4 if it had the name for the bit on the back of your knee.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2006 at 2:22 am
    I like "defenestration" which is death by being thrown out a window...a là Braveart.
  4. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2006 at 2:45 am
    I hate to disappoint, but I knew 4, 7, 22, 30, and 31 so that`s only 28
  5. Profile photo of AMU
    AMU Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 3:57 am
    How many of us tried to look for "PHOSPHENES" when we read the definition.........or was it just me? :S
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    SheDevil_666 Female 30-39
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    December 14, 2006 at 4:14 am
    It was interestin i thought but i resisted the urge to go to the link `famous commas`
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 4:27 am
    "FERRULE - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place." Cool, I`ve always wondered about that!

    And as for SPRAINTS - Otter dung: Why the hell isn`t it simply called `otter dung?`

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    hunie-bunie1 Female 13-17
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    December 14, 2006 at 4:44 am
    i knew agelt XD
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    quack_stud Male 13-17
    439 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 4:54 am
    I knew number 9
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    quack_stud Male 13-17
    439 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 4:55 am
    and i don`t have a Ophryon
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    TruTexasGirl Female 18-29
    415 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 5:15 am
    Thank god! I have had so many sleepless nights wondering what the name for the armhole in my shirts was called! I am gonna sleep great tonight!
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    ten_10 Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 7:29 am
    I knew a heap of those so nyer nyer :-p

    And "tittle" was there, I was expecting it to be... that`s the dot above the lower-case I...

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    FlowrPowr10 Female 13-17
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    December 14, 2006 at 9:27 am
    i knew aglet -_- why isnt it simply called an armhole???????
    ???
    BTW,SheDevil_666, go to the commas thing, it`s cool!
  14. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 10:20 am
    a lot of those are just latin though!
  15. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 10:24 am
    i knew half of those things and if anyone thought anything didnt have names then your a drating moron.
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    matil Female 13-17
    70 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 10:55 am
    ^Um... what?
  17. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 11:03 am
    Here`s a good one. The fraction bar in simple and complex fractions is known as a vinculum.
  18. Profile photo of TJAW
    TJAW Male 13-17
    610 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 11:07 am
    "I knew aglet -_- why isnt it simply called an armhole???????"

    Because it sounds like "non-nice individual"
    I knew the ends of the shoelace one

  19. Profile photo of mise
    mise Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 11:12 am
    I knew 1 and 4.
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    Eat_p00 Female 13-17
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    December 14, 2006 at 11:50 am
    i have a wamble
  21. Profile photo of pidwidgeon
    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 11:59 am
    Armsaye, because armhole is simply too hard to say.
    Minimus? I think I`ll just stick with pinkie toe.
    I knew 17 and 20. Pretty interesting actually. Just wht I need, more useless information.
  22. Profile photo of jvcc
    jvcc Female 13-17
    354 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 1:16 pm
    I get obdormition all the time.
  23. Profile photo of ravi88
    ravi88 Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 1:31 pm
    AMU "How many of us tried to look for "PHOSPHENES" when we read the definition.........or was it just me? :S"

    Don`t worry, I did too. Even though I knew what they were talking about.

  24. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 2:05 pm
    Rip off!! knew a lot of them already.
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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 2:45 pm
    I knew aglet (doesn`t EVERYONE?) and I believe I know zarf.

    Hey, here`s number 34:
    Tittle: The dot over the letter "i" and "j".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tittle

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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 2:47 pm
    #35: Interfenestration: 1) The space b/w two windows. 2) The art or process of arranging the openings in a wall.
  27. Profile photo of CptObvious
    CptObvious Male 13-17
    285 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 2:53 pm
    I was also looking for PHOSPHENES...

    I was also looking for Philtrum (sp?) which is that little... notch or whatever between your nose and lips. Hugh Laurie has a big one.

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    12charssucks Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 3:13 pm
    Reminds me of the game Balderdash. There are tons of words in that game that most people have never heard of.
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    nerb Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 3:27 pm
    The only one I didn`t know was Nef...

    I`m so sad...

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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 3:28 pm
    I always wonder who makes up these names?
  31. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2006 at 3:48 pm
    darn...i wanted to see weenus up here. for those of you that DONT no wat it is, its the little flab of skin on your elbow
  32. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 3:51 pm
    Only one I knew was aglet.
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    December 14, 2006 at 4:55 pm
    I knew a few, but i hate the way those words feel when you say them..
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 5:14 pm
    "Interesting..
    It would have been a 4 if it had the name for the bit on the back of your knee."
    but... there isnt one!
  35. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    "darn...i wanted to see weenus up here. for those of you that DONT no wat it is, its the little flab of skin on your elbow"
    but this is supposed to be about words we DONT know. everybody knows what a weenus is, and if they dont, they couldnt care less anyway.
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    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 5:29 pm
    OCTOTHORPE SMASH!
  37. Profile photo of guacamolelol
    guacamolelol Male 13-17
    74 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 5:45 pm
    lol
  38. Profile photo of zep fan
    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 5:54 pm
    I knew a few of those, including "zarf!"
    Zarf is the coolest word ever! I found it in the Scrabble dictionary once.
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    justKatrina Female 13-17
    1007 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 5:56 pm
    Chanking sounds dirty.
  40. Profile photo of DeeDee17
    DeeDee17 Female 18-29
    170 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 5:58 pm
    I found this really interesting, although I already knew aglet, ferrule, minimus, octothorpe, peen and purlicue. I love unusual words.
  41. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 6:08 pm
    MY COLUMELLA NASI HUTS

    BTW I KNEW 4 & 9

  42. Profile photo of kaylibeck
    kaylibeck Female 13-17
    45 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 7:02 pm
    yum yum chewtie chewtie yum yum
  43. Profile photo of Ninfi
    Ninfi Female 13-17
    137 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 7:03 pm
    mm I feel wiser now, ... but still bored
  44. Profile photo of TomSFox
    TomSFox Male 18-29
    732 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 7:06 pm
    What is so special about "DRAGÉES"?
  45. Profile photo of banana_benda
    banana_benda Male 40-49
    144 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 9:21 pm
    What`s the name for a list like this???
  46. Profile photo of jeffums
    jeffums Male 13-17
    110 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 9:37 pm
    boring
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    December 14, 2006 at 10:39 pm
    Oh jarns, nittles, grawlix and quimp, I`m beginning to feel a terrible wamble.
  48. Profile photo of Yumiii
    Yumiii Female 13-17
    1382 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 10:50 pm
    HEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER - A 64th note. (A 32nd is a demisemiquaver, and a 16th note is a semiquaver.)

    Totally learnt that when I was 8 in clarinet class :P

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    Glossyice Female 13-17
    13 posts
    December 14, 2006 at 11:32 pm
    what a name :-/
  50. Profile photo of fusion42x
    fusion42x Female 18-29
    157 posts
    December 15, 2006 at 1:03 am
    Ha when I have a child I`m gonna have to teach them these words just to screw around with the other childerns heads.
  51. Profile photo of cherushii
    cherushii Female 13-17
    99 posts
    December 15, 2006 at 11:22 am
    ~~~~~~~ NITTLES! lol
  52. Profile photo of laurenxhayes
    laurenxhayes Female 13-17
    26 posts
    December 16, 2006 at 12:20 pm
    I didn`t know any of them :S But I thought an `octothorpe` (#) was called a hash...
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    December 17, 2006 at 4:36 pm
    Interesting
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    heyzeus9 Female 13-17
    92 posts
    December 17, 2006 at 8:32 pm
    i knew jarns, nittles, grawlix, and quimps cause i read a book called the lexicon of comicana, i think the dude that wrote it actually made up those words.
    i also knew aglet for some reason...
  55. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    December 18, 2006 at 5:31 pm
    Minimus - The little finger or toe.

    Everyone knows that those have a name. Of course, it is more common to call them pinkies.

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    yakkitori Female 13-17
    630 posts
    December 19, 2006 at 6:34 am
    Well i already knew what a Hemidemisemiquaver was so it was TECHNICALLY only 32 words i didnt know.
    Ha.
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    justone Female 18-29
    108 posts
    December 19, 2006 at 7:49 pm
    useful very useful and I didn`t know most of them maybe because I don`t speak English very well
  58. Profile photo of freakydelish
    freakydelish Female 18-29
    104 posts
    December 20, 2006 at 9:40 am
    err.. right.
  59. Profile photo of soro
    soro Male 13-17
    693 posts
    December 20, 2006 at 6:34 pm
    the armsaye! lol, cool.
  60. Profile photo of deuterium
    deuterium Female 13-17
    112 posts
    December 25, 2006 at 11:39 am
    Haha. I`m going to impress my friends with my grasp of English now. :-P
  61. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    December 29, 2006 at 5:06 pm
    hey, these are kinda cool. I think I shall go to school telling people this stuff and make myself look smart ;P
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    iSalonisti Female 13-17
    23 posts
    December 31, 2006 at 5:16 pm
    I feel so much more intelligent (not to mention a bit disturbed) having read this...
  63. Profile photo of sweeter1
    sweeter1 Female 13-17
    73 posts
    January 7, 2007 at 12:23 am
    i must be stupid i didnt know any of them lol
  64. Profile photo of kickass9
    kickass9 Male 13-17
    176 posts
    February 10, 2007 at 6:43 pm
    Ghetto=Piece of poo
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    draquoir Male 18-29
    1051 posts
    July 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    Dead link. :(

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