Did you know that the “sleeping 8” symbol you know as the infinity symbol is a lemniscate? It isn’t an important piece of information, but to me it is interesting to know that mathematicians bother to give a name to these symbols.
And why wouldn’t they? Names are important – they save us a lot of time.
In this post you will find a list of things which we use dozens of words to describe because we don’t know what to call them. The pins and needles feeling in your leg that is falling asleep; the high-pitched ringing in your ears that you can’t get rid of; the go-to solution that fixes every known device malfunction out there: turn it off and turn it on again.
All these things have one-word names that are just not commonly used; you will find the names below alongside many other less-known names.