• The word ‘puppy’ comes from the French ‘poupee’, meaning doll.
  • The act of yawning and stretching is called "pandiculation."
  • Unatractiphobia is the fear of ugliness.
  • If you are a ‘scoptophobic’, you have an intense fear of being seen.
  • The relationship of a godparent to the real parent of a child is called ‘compaternity’
  • A ‘bibliophile’ is one who collects rare books. A ‘bibliopole’ is a seller of rare books.
  • A ‘nullipara’ is a woman who has never given birth to a child.
  • A collector who attempts to collect an example of every item in a particular field is called a ‘completist’.
  • The science of determining characteristic traits by examining a person’s shoes is scarpology
  • The word "tattoo" comes from the Tahitian word "tattau," which means "to mark"