It will come as no surprise (if you know me at all) that I should not be allowed to give names to things (although I must admit that with three kids and a few dogs and cats under my belt I am not all THAT bad at it) and that was driven home this morning as I struggled to explain that I needed a splash shield for my daughter's car (I Googled it later to see what it was called) and while my friend (who is a car guy and laughed and laughed) knew what I meant, he still rolled his eyes at "car undercarriage plastic thingy" Am I really that bad at it? Aglet? Shoelace thingy Ferrule? Metal pencil band thingy Tittle? 'i' and 'j' lowercase dot thingy Peen? The thingy on the other side of a hammer Snood? Turkey neck thingy I am not a lost cause though for I do know a few words for things that you may not realize have been named Petrichor? The smell of rain Tines? The prongs of a fork Barm? The foam on your beer Lemniscate? The symbol for infinity Defenestrate? To throw out of the window but would I ever in a million years have been able to come up with such mental-image-inducing words? Probably not. Which reminds me, the word for something that produces a mental image is anamnesis, but don't ask me how to say it, that's a battle for another day.