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IN Lifestyle ON 17 Oct, 2016
Ever happened that you're having quite an intellectual conversation with someone and suddenly there's this moment of horror when you start stammering and start making some really weird hand gestures thinking about the name of that something that you aren't even sure has a name?
Yeah, happens to me all the time.
There are so many things that cross our way every day, and we don't even know what to call them. So I couldn't help but make a list of at least 15 things that you should know have a name. This is to save you guys from all the embarrassment later!
These tiny little pads that let your glasses rest on your nose are called Nose Pads.
Well, that was a pretty easy one to guess!
The loops on the back of your running shoes are called Pull Loops.
They're meant for pulling your shoes on!
How obvious was that?
The stringy bits on a banana are called Phloem Bundles.
Yes, they do have a name!
The divot on the bottom of a wine bottle is called Punt.
It's basically meant for keeping the bottle upright.
The plastic thingy at the end of your show lace is called Aglets.
Now you have something to call them rather than little plastic thingies!
The next time when you order a fancy beer, you'll know what that thing is called on the stem. That's the Drop Catcher.
The metal cover between the pencil and eraser is called a Ferrule.
I always tried my best to chew that Ferrule!
The loop on the back of your shirts are called Locker Loop.
The small round knob on your watch is called a Crown.
The zipping part of a zip is actually called a Chain and the thing that holds it together is called Teeth.
The wire thing around a champagne cork to protect it from emerging under pressure is called a Muselet.
I should have known.