17 Common Things You Never Knew The Name Of


Have you ever wondered what they were called?

Have you ever stopped to think what the prongs of a fork are actually called? Or if the dot over an i or a j have a name other than ‘dot’? Today we’ll teach you the names of 17 common things that you never knew the name of. You’ll be able to impress your friends and family with your extended vocabulary.

Let’s satisfy your curiosity and start with the first one.

1. The gap between your eyebrows is called a ‘Glabella’

If we were to ask you to name every part of your face, you could no doubt get most of it right. Lips, nose, eyes, eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, chin, teeth…

But did you know that the gap between your eyebrows also has a name? It’s called a ‘glabella’. It comes from the Latin word ‘glabus’, which means smooth or hairless.

2. The bumps on a raspberry are called ‘Drupelets’

The dictionary explains ‘drupelets’ as ‘any of the small individual drupes forming a fleshy aggregate fruit such as a blackberry or raspberry’. The word ‘drupe’ is used to describe any single simple fleshy fruit that contains a single seed.

So a plum, a walnut and an olive are all drupes. A combination of drupes, like a raspberry, is called ‘drupelets’.

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