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12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by akeeen: 7:32pm On Aug 10


Names are important.
What kind of world would it be if everything didn’t have a name?! Imagine having to point at whatever you wanted in the super market. African parents would be unable to send their kids on errands since things didn't have names. All in all, a world without names would be chaotic for sure. Here are names of some common things you didn’t realise have proper names:

1. Wamble
The rumbling/gurgling sound your stomach makes especially when you’re hungry is called a Wamble.



2. Tines
The four pointy ends on a fork are called tines.


3. Glabella
This is the name of the space betweenyour eyebrows.



4. Petrichor
After it rains on a hot dusty day, you’re usually treated to some nose porn. Yes, that smell after it rains that makes you nostalgic for when you were a kid is called Petrichor.



5. Overmorrow
Everyone says the “day after tomorrow”. Rather than saying that, overmorrow is the name of the day after tomorrow.



6. Interrobang
An interrobang is used to describe the combination of a question mark with an exclamation mark. This “?!” is called an interrobang.



7. Armscye
This is the name given to the armholesin clothes where the sleeves are sewn on.


8. Griffonage
Bad handwriting that is essentially unreadable is called Griffonage
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9. Tittle
The little dot over a small letter i or j is called a tittle or jot.



10. Minimus
The last finger on your hand isn’t called a Pinkie. It’s actually called Minimus. The name also applies to your little toe too.




11. Aglet
This is the metal or plastic coating at the end of the laces on your shoes and sneakers.



12. Agraffe
You know how you open bottles of non-alcoholic wines or even Champagne and you would find a weird metal cage that holds the cork in? That metal cage is called an Agraffe.



Source:http://omgvoice.com/lifestyle/things-proper-names

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by simplyhonest(m): 7:38pm On Aug 10
wow... but who uses them in a conversation?

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by BigBelleControl(m): 7:41pm On Aug 10
OMG!

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Caustics: 7:43pm On Aug 10
sad

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by viyon02: 8:10pm On Aug 10
Nice one op

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by dayo2me(m): 8:28pm On Aug 10
interrobang=introduction to banging

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by lilmax(m): 8:33pm On Aug 10
niceeeeeee
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by dollytino4real(f): 9:15pm On Aug 10
op thanks 4 d lectures. na who eat well the remember proper names

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by ayanbaba2(m): 9:30pm On Aug 10
impressive! smiles

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Mukah1234(m): 9:31pm On Aug 10
Wow! Cool... But that number 5 sounds one kain, abeg which one is 'overmorrow'?

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Niyeal(m): 10:23pm On Aug 10
ever conscious of every word
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by catherineokezie(f): 11:58pm On Aug 10
Educative

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by pepemendy(m): 1:12am On Aug 11
I've seen that wamble before in one American movie like that...nice one op, fp material

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Almaheed: 1:27am On Aug 11
wow, today I learnt something on nairaland.. thank you op very educative

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Depreacherman(m): 1:37am On Aug 11
nice one.... but English is still not complete

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by femi4: 5:45am On Aug 11
Interesting.... That's educative and its better than having Timi dakolo taking tea and snacks on the fp

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by ukwu9090: 6:24am On Aug 11
very educating keep it up
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by lecturerdabo(m): 6:32am On Aug 11
Great!
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Adeoba10(m): 6:45am On Aug 11
I will see you overmorrow. (swiftkey sef no know am)

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by moblix: 6:48am On Aug 11
lecturerdabo:
Great!

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by mansakhalifa(m): 6:58am On Aug 11
I like this.
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by akeeen: 7:00am On Aug 11
lalasticlala
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Noblefreeman(m): 7:18am On Aug 11
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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by WenysAD(f): 7:36am On Aug 11
Wow!!
Very educative. We indeed learn everyday
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by adajoe555(f): 7:44am On Aug 11
wow this is do educative I've learnt more from it
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Liftkid(m): 7:56am On Aug 11
You forget to add this. The metal cover on Nigerian drinks is called canter�

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by cryptogene: 8:11am On Aug 11
Informative



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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by Prefola: 8:46am On Aug 11
Educative...
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by youngin(m): 9:32am On Aug 11
What did they even teach me in school...... Apart from Mr Niger D

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by lenghtinny(m): 9:43am On Aug 11
Interesting...
Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by lenghtinny(m): 9:43am On Aug 11
dayo2me:
interrobang=introduction to banging
Interrogative banging cheesy

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Re: 12 Things You Won’t Believe Have Proper Names by akeeen: 10:00am On Aug 11
mynd44 ishilove lalasticlala
. move to FP nah

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