One of the minor annoyances of my life is that I’m exactly the right height to be constantly snagging my belt loops on those little tongues of metal that door latches snap into.
As I was just now remarking to Teresa, who’d agreed to mend a yet another torn belt loop for me. (Thanks again.)
“Strike plate,” she said. “It’s called a strike plate.”
So it is. I never knew that.
Okay, I’m sure everyone else reading this has known the term “strike plate” since they were five. But I wonder. What other commonplace objects of daily life do we not know the word for? (Yes, I know that’s like saying “Name five counties you’ve never heard of.”) Discuss.