Mental Floss: What do you call…

Remember the day you learned that the dot on the top of a lower-case “i” was called a tittle?

I love learning obscure words for everyday things, so I wanted to share a fun infographic from Mental Floss with all kinds of names that you may have not already known! Check it out below, or the full image here.


Extra fact: A tittle isn’t just the dot on an ‘i’ or ‘j’, but it has a larger meaning of any ‘small distinguishing mark’, or to indicate an extremely minor detail. The word can be found in the Christian Bible, in Matthew 5:18: “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”


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