Odd Words For Everyday Things
What is that thing called again?
Thanks to Phineas and Ferb, millions of families now know the name of the small, protective metal or plastic tube at the end of a shoelace. All together now… the aglet.
What are some other unusual words that describe the things we do, see and use in everyday life …
Pinkish red afterglow in a sunset sky.
The body parts that we animals have difficulty scratching ourselves, such as the space deep between the shoulder blades.
The foaming froth on your beer.
The sliding shoe store ruler in which kids and fun adults like to measure their feet.
A noisy, off-key band or parade.
Bagpipes. (Ok. Not so everyday, but what a great word!)
The edible silver pearl balls used on cakes and cookies.
A sudden, turnabout happy ending in a story.
The metal ring that keeps the eraser attached to your wooden pencil.
That person with your name who shows up when you google yourself.
The jumble of symbols used to convey swearing.
That pins and needles feeling you get when the tips of your fingers and toes are too cold.
The exquisitely named punctuation mark that combines the question and the exclamation mark. Long abandoned, but due for a comeback ‽
A set of eight.
The smell of rain when it hits dry earth.
The indentation between your nose and your mouth.
The indentation at the base of the wine bottle.
A slice of bacon
That hobbiton paper cup into which one is supposed to squirt one’s ketchup.
A meal slapped together with little thought.
The wee dot over the lower case i.
Just a bit of leftovers.
Sharp, sour juice from unripe grapes or crabapples.
To move counterclockwise.
The cardboard sleeve that goes on your hot drink
Header Photo: Miles Storey
Photo 2: Meritt Thomas