In life we take things for granted and never really bother to give much importance to the little objects in life. The thing is that it is these little things that make our clothing, apparel and life at home comfortable because without them, we would be inconvenienced to a certain degree that can lead to a lot of irritation. Moreover, you must have found yourself wanting to describe an object to someone but you just didn’t know what it is called. That happens to almost everybody because we simply don’t know the names of these little items. Here are 15 everyday objects and what they are called.

1 Nose pads

Ever wondered what those little pads on the bridge of your spectacles are called? Well, it may have the very simple term of nose pads yet they are indispensable. Regardless of how costly your glasses, without nose pads to help them stick and fit comfortably on your nose, your spectacles are useless. They would also hurt and skin your nose.

2 Pull loops

Your sneakers will always have a small loop at the end of the ankle section. Called pull loops, they are for the convenience of pulling on your shoes. Give credit to shoe companies for such small details.

3 Phloem Bundles

Now this sounds something unrecognizable and confusing. Phloem bundles are actually got to do with food. They are the stringy bits you get on your banana that confuses you whether you should eat them or not.

4 Punt

Have you noticed that at the bottom of your wine bottle there is a concave bump? Called a punt the only purpose it serves is to help keep the bottle upright and prevent it from toppling over.

5 Aglets

Here is another tough one for many. Your shoelaces have a metal or plastic fastener at the end of it. These are called aglets and prevent the laces from getting splayed and shredded. A good invention this one.

6 Drop catcher

The name has nothing to do with a game or a sports item and no it isn’t a person who drops catches in cricket. When you order a wine with your dinner at a restaurant you will understand what that object is called on the stem of your wine bottle. It’s called a drop catcher.

7 Ferrule

This sounds very scientific and ferrules are also a device used in plumbing pipes. However, did you know that the metal that fastens the eraser to your pencil is also called a ferrule? It is described as an object to hold something in place.
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8 Locker Loop

Don’t look for a locker loop in your locker as you won’t find it. Locker loops are found at the back of your shirt. These are put there for the purpose of hanging the shirt in a cupboard, on a wall or a locker hook.

9 Crown

This perhaps will be well known by the older generation as no one really wears wrist watches anymore unless it’s necessary. The crown is that little knob you find on wristwatches which allow you to adjust the time.

10 Teeth

Combs have teeth too but this isn’t what we are talking about. While the chain is the zipping part of a sipper, the other serrated parts that lock into each other is called the teeth. That is why you can really get hurt when they bite your you know what.

11 Claw and Face

This sounds like something interesting. Many may call it a hammer but the head of hammer has two names. It’s called the claw and face. The face is the part we strike with and the claw is to remove nails.

12 Champagne and Muselet

Yes this has something got to do with a champagne bottle. The champagne cork has a wire-like thing wrapped around it. This is called a muselet and has been placed there to prevent the cork popping out because of pressure.

13 Clutch

No, this is not the same as the clutch of a bike or a car. A clutch is the little thing that fits behind your ear to hold the pin of your earrings in place. Without it, you are liable to lose your earrings so always screw them back on when you take your earrings off.

14 Barm

Those tiny bubbles that collect at the top of a beer after it is poured aren’t actually called foam. The actual name of it is called BARM, so next time you have a pint with friends you can impress them with this knowledge.

15 Petrichor

Well, this isn’t an object but it is so interesting we thought of putting it here. You know that beautiful fresh smell you get in the countryside after a shower of rain?? The smell is called petrichor.

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