View Full Version : Ten thingamabob whatchamacallits

Lex Lugor
04-07-2010, 12:55 AM
1. Aglet http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-0-3.jpg?w=174&h=172
The piece of plastic covering the ends of your shoelace, so you donít have to moisten them with spit to thread them through your shoelace holes.
2. Bollard
http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/steel-bollards-tm.jpg?w=250&h=249 (http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/steel-bollards.jpg)
The posts in the parking lot let that lets wheelchairs and shopping carts go through, but not your car.
3. Dingbat
Non-alphanumeric, non-punctuation characters, usually used when you want to write something that you donít want your children to read.
4. Ferrule
http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-4-tm.jpg?w=250&h=166 (http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-4.jpg)
The metal band that connects the pencil eraser to the end of the pencil.
5. Keeper
http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-5-tm.jpg?w=250&h=187 (http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-5.jpg)
The leather loop in your belt or watch strap that keeps the end in place after it has been fastened through the buckle.

6. Kerf
http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/kerf-tm.jpg?w=250&h=224 (http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/kerf.jpg)
The groove made by a sawblade, ie, the width of a cut. In the image above we see a 2.5 micron kerf.
7. Punt, or Kick
http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-8-tm.jpg?w=250&h=196 (http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-8.jpg)
The small indentation at the bottom or a wine bottle, designed to give the bottle extra strength, and also, to make it look like it has more wine than it really does
8. Philtrum
http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-2-tm.jpg?w=250&h=179 (http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-2.jpg)
The vertical groove between your lip and nose that separates your left and right mustache, unless youíre Hitler, then itís the part that your mustache covers.
9. Phosphenes
http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-9-tm.jpg?w=250&h=166 (http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-9.jpg)
The points of light that you see behind your eyelids when you shut your eyes really hard.
10. Tragus
http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-3-tm.jpg?w=250&h=199 (http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/66472-3.jpg)
The little piece of cartilage that sticks out at the front side of your ear

jdoubt i'll ever use any of these words lol but its all news to me..

04-07-2010, 02:09 AM

04-08-2010, 08:36 PM
I've always wondered what the metal piece of a pencil was called! Thank you!

04-08-2010, 09:09 PM
only one i knew was the aglet...seen it on tv i thnk