These Things Have Names That Make No Sense Whatsoever

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in Bizarre On 30th June 2018

Have you ever wondered who got to name some of the everyday things we have in our lives? Like, how did they come up with the word car as a shorter term for automobile? Who came up with the term "sleeping like a baby" as a way of saying you rested well when babies only sleep for short spurts of time and wake up, most of the time, crying? It doesn't make much sense. Here are some other words and terms that should have been named something else.



The word crab is from the German word Krabben which means to scratch and claw. Now, that it is in that perspective, it totally makes sense, but sidewalks would have been a cool name too.


Peter Parker

Peter Parkour would be too close to his real name making it hard for him to stay anonymous. Plus, Spider-Man is way cooler and he gets to wear that awesome costume. What kind of costume would Peter Parkour wear?

Coma Toes

Let's be honest here, coma toes really does sound a whole lot better than having to say that your foot has fallen asleep. When I was a kid, I called it tingle toes, so that is almost the same thing, right?


It would make more sense to say that the definition of insomnia is when your brain is resisting arrest. Otherwise, insomnia is good enough and keeps things short and sweet.



I second the motion to call it a cellfie instead of a mugshot. Maybe mugshots can be what they call them when the photo is super crazy looking, and a cellfie could be what they call the pictures that come out really good like that guy who got a modeling contract after his mugshot went viral.

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