Bet There IS a Word for That

  • Grawlix


A while back, the word “petrichor” starting appearing all over the Internet. It seemed everyone was obsessed with posting about that word. I won’t cover that one at this instant since
1) you may already have encountered it (but did you remember it?), and
2) it’s covered in the full Distractify article that I take you to in a bit.

In that article, it’s number 3 on the list of 50 words of common things with unlikely words.

Somehow I actually knew a handful of them, but a couple of new ones are easy favorites…

See that “series of symbols commonly used in comics or cartoons to represent curse words” in the above image? That’s called a Grawlix.

But this next one…? Well consider using it with a bit of caution…

There’s a word in the list that will get a fellow in trouble, sooner or later, one way or another. Utter something about “callipygian“… then be prepared… but then, for the single crowd, who knows.

Snellen Chart was easy. Bruxism I knew. Ditto for Philtrum. But why was Tines on the list?

There’s even a word for the action that’s occurring in this photo…



Crapulence certainly made me laugh!

So unless you are an Agelast, you should find the Distractify article a good one to share!

Oh… and pay attention here, please…

That preantepenultimate one I didn’t know (didn’t know Preantepenultimate either). [you need to read the full article to understand that comment]

Yes, really, you can pretty much take for granted that there is a word for “that”!

Next step…

Directly after reviewing the list on Distractify, learn how to pronounce some of these. Well, that is, if they can even be remembered!



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