20 Random Everyday Stuffs You didn’t know had a Name!

1.      Darkle

The opposite of sparkle. OMG! Am scared of the darkling… Gimme some sunshine, gimme some rain!

Wiktionary says “To be dark; to be visible only darkly.”

2.      Vagitus

The first cry of a baby. Vagitus is a weird word for the cry of a baby of all things… I had other ideas! 😉

Wiktionary says “The crying of a newborn baby”

3.      Snollygoster

Shrewd person who works on the basis of personal benefit and no principles! Our politicians are nothing more than an army of snollygosters! Now, don’t kill me for that!

Wiktionary says “(slang, obsolete) A shrewd person not guided by principles, especially a politician.”

4.      Tintinnabulation

The ringing of bells. I hate the tintinnabulation from the school next to our house at 7am. Get a life, kids!

Wiktionary says “A tinkling sound, as of a bell or of breaking glass.”

5.      Glabella

The space between both the brows! I am gonna shoot the glabella of Ryan gosling coz he won’t retweet to me!

Wiktionary says “The space between the eyebrows and the nose.”

6.      Frisson

The chilling sensation when you are very excited. I get all frisson-ical when I see Edward looking at Bella. (Am not sure frisson-ical is a word! Am just that genius!)

Wiktionary says “A shiver or thrill of fright that can be strangely pleasurable, as when reading good horror fiction.”

7.      Over morrow

The day after tomorrow. If I was the director/ producer/ sponsor/ whatever I’d have named the movie over morrow. Easier, right?

Wiktionary says “On the day after tomorrow.”

8.      Natiform

Anything that’s shaped like an ass. Nattu has a natiform head,plz don’t kill me for this nattu, we still love you!

Wiktionary says “Resembling or having the form of buttocks.”

9.      Collywobbles

Butterflies in the stomach. Calculations give me collywobbles all the time.

Wiktionary says “(anxiety): have butterflies in one’s stomach”

10.  Dysania

When it is difficult for you to get of the bed in the morning. I am suffering from severe dysania, I mean if we assume dysania was a disease. Nope! It’s not. So maybe am just lazy!

Wiktionary says “The state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.”

11.  Petrichor

The smell of land when it rains. There should be a room freshener, which is similar to petrichor.

Wiktionary says “The distinctive scent, which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell.”

12.  Phosphenes

The lights we see when we close our eyes really tight and press them with hands. It’s pretty amusing to press the eyes and see phosphenes while you are listening to owl city.

Wiktionary says “A sensation of lights caused by mechanical or electrical (rather than optical) stimulation of the retina.”

13.  Mondegreen

Misheard lyrics of a song. Here are some examples

  • The ants are my friends, they’re blowing in the wind instead of the answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind (Bob Dylan).
  • They’ve all come to look for a miracle instead of they’ve all come to look for America. (From “America”, by Paul Simon.)
  • Lock the cash box, lock the cash box instead of the rock the casbah. (The Clash, “Rock the Casbah”.)
  • Somebody loves potatoes, come sail us a runaway train…”Instead of somebody left the gate open, come save us a runaway train”
  • There’s a bathroom on the right instead of there’s a bad moon on the rise (Bad Moon Rising” by Credence Clearwater Revival.)

Wiktionary says “A form of error arising from mishearing a spoken or sung phrase”

14.  Wamble

The rumbling stomach. The girl who sits next to me is gross coz it’s hard to tell if it’s a wamble or a fart. (P.S. don’t kill me!)

Wiktionary says “Nausea; seething; bubbling; rolling boil.”

15.  Philtrum

The grove between the centre of the nose and upper lip. Congratulations! You are looking at a pierced philtrum right now.

Wiktionary says “The shallow groove running down the centre of the outer surface of the upper lip.”

16.  Arms akimbo

To stand with your hands resting on the waist or hips. I stand arms akimbo when am mad and when am posing! Fair enough?

17.  Rasceta

There are some lines that are visible on the inside of your wrist. See, I have some pretty rasceta there. Isn’t it? (P.S.in absence of a better sentence idea!)

18.  Stairway Wit or  L’esprit d’escalier 

That awkward moment when you think of a very good comeback, but the argument is over by then. I am witty…like really witty, but it’s just I have a greater account of stairway wit.

19.  Grawlix

The #@$%^&&& that are used in comics, to depict swears and abuse. You are such a #@**^%. And a $#@** too. Haha! Keep guessing!

Wiktionary says “A string of typographical symbols, especially “@#$%&!”, used (especially in comic strips), to represent an obscenity or swearword.”

20.  Interrobang

A symbol that’s combination of? And! So it could be a banging question or a questioning bang!

Wiktionary says “The symbol ‽ (combination of? And!).”

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