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20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by vincixpresso: 10:11am On Jun 01, 2019
20 RARELY USED ENGLISH WORDS THAT WE NEED TO KNOW

#ClearsThroat

#GLABELLA : The space between your eyebrows is called glabella

#PETRICHOR : The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor

#AGLET : The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet

#WAMBLE : The rumbling of the stomach is actually called a wamble

#VAGITUS : The cry of a new born baby is called vagitus

#TINES : The prongs on a fork are called tines

#PHOSPHENES : The sheen or light that you see, when you close your eyes and press your hands on them is called phosphenes

#BOX_TENT : The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent

#OVERMORROW : The day after tomorrow is called an overmorrow

#MINIMUS : Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus

#AGRAFFE : The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe

#VOCABLES : The 'na na na' and 'la la la' that don't have any meaning in the lyrics of a song or speech are called vocables

#INTERROBANG : When you combine a question mark and an exclamation mark (like this '?!), it is referred to as an interrobang

#COLUMELLA_NASI : The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi

#ARMSCYE : The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye

#DYSANIA : The condition of finding it difficult to get out of the bed in the morning is called dysania

#GRIFFONAGE : Unreadable handwriting is called griffonage (are you reading this dear doctors?)

#TITTLE : The dot over an 'i' or a 'j' is called tittle

#CRAPULENCE : The utterly sick feelings you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence

#BRANNOCK_DEVICE : The metallic device used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called brannock device

BONUS WORDS:

#MANNEQUIN : Human like objects at the boutiques wearing clothes

#GUFFAW : The actual thing you do when you laugh out loud (instead of lazily typing LOLS)

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Nobody: 11:00am On Jun 01, 2019
Great!!, you deserve nice commendation for this compilation.

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Oshlander: 1:55pm On Jun 01, 2019

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Veeuluva: 3:06pm On Jun 01, 2019
Lovely. Very enlightening.

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by victor2fresh(m): 3:35pm On Jun 01, 2019
Wow this is good

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by macjonesiorkase(m): 4:04pm On Jun 01, 2019
Nice
Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by mcjohny: 4:07pm On Jun 01, 2019
I think I just love 1 and that is over morrow

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Geedy: 5:13pm On Jun 01, 2019
Nice

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Yuceeluv(f): 5:27pm On Jun 01, 2019
Adopting "overmorrow" asap. Will use it to yeye some peeps around me. grin

PS: "mannequin" is very commonly used...oh and for those who do not know, it is pronounced, 'manikin'...

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by calculator123(m): 6:21pm On Jun 01, 2019
Mannequin, tittle and petrichor are popular

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Mrshape: 6:46pm On Jun 01, 2019
Overmorrow is outdated English, the right phrase is the day after tomorrow.

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by geez18(m): 6:58pm On Jun 01, 2019
[quote author=Mrshape post=78930225]Overmorrow is outdated English, the right word is the day after tomorrow.
i'm sure you meant the right phrase.

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Timmypromise(m): 7:17pm On Jun 01, 2019
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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by falcon01: 7:28pm On Jun 01, 2019
mcjohny:
I think I just love 1 and that is over morrow
and interrobang

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by otokx(m): 7:32pm On Jun 01, 2019
Quite educative.
Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by rtdCivilservant: 8:03pm On Jun 01, 2019
The only two I know there are 'Overmorrow' and 'Mannequin'.

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by bestboo001: 9:57pm On Jun 01, 2019
Educative.... But the day after 2moro is called Next 2moro. Thank you

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Joystark(f): 10:32pm On Jun 01, 2019
English sef

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Amuocha: 10:48pm On Jun 01, 2019
OVERMORROW --- sounds Aba Moro.

But where is lalasticlala sef now undecided

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by PharmJohn88(m): 11:59pm On Jun 01, 2019
Mannequin...

Thanks!

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Vulcanheph(m): 12:03am On Jun 02, 2019
At first at thought "INTERROBANG" meant something else.... grin

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by louiskay(m): 12:46am On Jun 02, 2019
let me add mine too

1.Slurp: A loud sucking sound made while drinking or eating.


2. Sizzle: (of food) make a hissing sound when frying or cooking.

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by y3mi(m): 3:10am On Jun 02, 2019
Educative post. I know guffaw and mannequin. How about beseech and demure. Rarely used I think.

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Onyenna(m): 7:31am On Jun 02, 2019
Okay
Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Uyi168(m): 7:36am On Jun 02, 2019
I'll probably forget 95% of these immediately I leave this thread...
cry

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Theaimischips: 8:47am On Jun 02, 2019
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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by willyo(m): 10:24am On Jun 02, 2019
Yuceeluv:
Adopting "overmorrow" asap. Will use it to yeye some peeps here grin *Meaning u wanna make em learn*

PS: "mannequin" is very commonly used...oh and for those who do not know, it is pronounced, 'manikin'...

This one is true

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by vincixpresso: 11:32am On Jun 02, 2019
All these yeye mods no go kari am go fp
Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by Nobody: 6:17pm On Jun 02, 2019
vincixpresso:
All these yeye mods no go kari am go fp
hahaha... No vex abeg
Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by AllenSpencer: 7:32pm On Jun 02, 2019
The best topic that graced front page in last 3 months.


Kudos Op!

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by AllenSpencer: 7:33pm On Jun 02, 2019
vincixpresso:
All these yeye mods no go kari am go fp

If the OP added Regina Daniels, it would have made front page earlier than expected

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Re: 20 Rarely Used English Words That We Need To Know by solmusdesigns: 7:34pm On Jun 02, 2019
cool


Abeg , am more than happy with my basic English and my in depth knowledge of my mother tongue.... even if you speak english of british ancestors the wouldnt still think of you more than the balck man they see in you, their embassy staff would still look at you like a refugee, begging for visa no matter how much is in your account.

i'll rather use my time learning English, to rather learn German, Mandarin Chinese or Arabic knowing fully well that it can actually boost my job prospects


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