For example: That picture up there has been a triangular shelf corner thingy to me for a long while. OR... I might have called it a vertical decorator shelf majig. Gramaticians, gramarians, and homonym police... please avert your eyes... I am not joking.
Thingys and Majigs are great descriptive words unless your trying to read off a measuring tape to your husband and it's neither a half or a quarter but rather, "2 smallest majigs after the 3rd middle size line thingy." Husbands find that vocabulary completely useless and perhaps painful.
No, until today I thought this was just a fancy tall skinny shelf deal. But, dear readers it is not. It has a name and all ya'll decorator divas and design savvy friends are rolling your eyes and shaking your heads in disbelief that I didn't know it.
This fancy shelf is called an Etagere. French? The official definition: A piece of furniture with open shelves for displaying small ornaments. (Duh) For the record... Blogger spell check hasn't caught up with the chic vocab either.
So, now you can all rest at ease and invite your girlfriends over to check out your new Etagere or finally find one on Craigslist because you know what it's called.... or I just revealed my total dorkness today.
Honestly, Did you know that word?