Five More Names of Things You Never Knew Had Names

    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.




    The English language is full of rich verbiage that rarely gets used, unfortunately.
    The English language is full of rich verbiage that rarely gets used, unfortunately. Here are just five:

    1. Armsaye: Name for the armhole in clothing.

    2. Feat: A dangling curl of hair.

    3. Harp: The small metal hoop that supports a lampshade.

    4. Jarns, Nittles, Grawlix, and Quimp: These are all words used to describe the various squiggles and nonsensical letters that denote cussing in comics.

    5. Liripipe: The long tail on a graduate's academic hood.