So you think you know what the things around you are really mean or called? After reading this article, you are probably not so doubt anymore. Experts often call things very differently from a common man. Time to learn them – according to the – real names of these things.
Most people will know that a bus shelter is actually called a bus shelter. But bus shelter still wins the popularity award for the time being. By the way, Abri comes from the arbiter, French for shelter.
If you have bumpy orange skin, it’s called cellulite. Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of subcutaneous connective tissue.
A notebook has a cover. A book has a binding.
Popularly, we talk about bulletproof. But the makers of the protective vests and helmets make them bulletproof. Makes sense, too, if you think about it.
In healthcare, it has been called a mouth nose mask for a long time because your nose is also covered with it. But for convenience, we made it a mouth cap.
There is a well in the street or in the sidewalk. At least we think so. In reality, it means a vortex.
In construction, they say rainwater drainage.
When people say lane, they usually mean lane. A carriageway consists of one or more lanes. So you do not drive in the ‘left lane’ but in the left lane.
Stainless steel? According to metal experts, it is stainless steel. In their view, ordinary steel that has not (yet) rusted is also stainless.
We don’t just stop at a traffic light. The thing is intended to manage traffic flows in the right direction. Therefore, the traffic light is a better name. The whole of lights, detectors, and cables is called a traffic control installation.
Nope, it’s a wall socket.
No lawyer talks about a criminal record. The correct term is an excerpt from judicial documentation. That also sounds a bit cumbersome, which is why the criminal justice world usually deals with documentation. At the gin of the phone book, you will search in vain for a prison. Convicted criminals go to a correctional facility. Anyone who is in pre-trial detention stays in a detention center.
A bicycle has pedals, right? Well no, any bicycle mechanic will tell you. A bicycle has pedals. And we’re going with that.
Not a single person will use the word guardrail. In road jargon, it is called a guide rail.
In the early days of the railways, people still talked about a wagon. The word is derived from French. But for a long time, everyone in the training world has been talking about a carriage when people are being transported in it.
Windmill Wicks or Blades
A wind turbine does not have blades but rotor blades. A classic windmill does have blades.
We all know very well that it is actually a pedestrian crossing. But yeah.