Griffonage, crapulence and dysania - Do you know these words?
On Facebook I found this:
"DID YOU KNOW THESE THINGS HAD NAMES?
1. The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.
2. The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.
3. The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet.
4. The rumbling of stomach is actually called a wamble.
5. The cry of a new born baby is called a vagitus.
6. The prongs on a fork are called tines.
7. The sheen or light that you see when you close your eyes and press your hands on them is called phosphenes.
8. The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent.
9. The day after tomorrow is called
10. Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.
11. The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe.
12. The 'na na na' and 'la la la', which don't really have any meaning in the lyrics of any song, are called vocables.
13. When you combine an exclamation mark with a question mark (like this ?!), it is referred to as an interrobang.
14. The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.
15. The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye.
16. The condition of finding it difficult to get out of the bed in the morning is called dysania.
17. Illegible hand-writing is called griffonage.
18. The dot over an “i” or a “j” is called tittle.
19. That utterly sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence.
20. The metallic device used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called Bannock device.
HOW MANY OF THE ABOVE DID YOU ALREADY KNOW?"
Btw, Bannock device is wrong, it should be Brannock device.
aglet: die Nadel (colloquial: die Pinke)
wamble: das Magenknurren, das Magengrollen
tine: die Zinke
griffonage: das Gekrakel
armscye: der Ärmelausschnitt
crapulence: die Völlerei
tittle: der i-Punkt, das i-Tüpfelchen
minimus: der kleine Finger (the term digitus minimus is only used for medical and scientific purposes)
columella nasi: der Nasensteg (but the bridge of glasses is also called Nasensteg)
Some are exactly like the English ones:
glabella: die Glabella
petrichor: der Petrichor
interrobang: das Interrobang (or: das Fragerufzeichen)
phosphen: das Phosphen
agraffe: die Agraffe
I couldn't find a German equivalent for vocables (I'm sure there is one, I just don't know much about music) and for dysania. I would call it Bettschwere but Bettschwere is more the state of being really tired and ready to fall into one's bed. When I can't get up in the morning, I say that gravity's holding me back.
My questions to you:
How many of the mentioned English words did you know? (Are you a native English speaker or a non-native?)
Do you know the names of these things in your native tongue or target language?