Eight Things You Didn’t Know Had Names

Here are eight words I have never heard before; I didn’t even know these things had names!

The armhole in clothing is called an armsaye.

The indentation at the bottom of some wine bottles is called either the kick or punt which gives added strength to the bottle but lessens its holding capacity.

A Ferrule is the metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in its place.

A Keeper is the loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle.

The bottom part of the nose between the nostrils is called the Columella Nasi.

The little finger or toe is called the minimus.

An octothorpe is the ‘#’ symbol on a telephone. This is commonly known as the ‘Hash’ symbol for people in the UK, or the ‘Pound’ symbol for Americans.

The end of a hammer head opposite the striking face is called the peen.

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