Does this ever happen to you? Here you are writing awesomeness and then you get stuck on the name for something. You know what it is, you can picture it in your head, but you just…don’t…know what it’s called! This JUST happened to me. I’m trying to fix up an airport scene in Hooligans in Shining Armour describing how Fiona bought her plane ticket back to the U.S. and her brothers are waiting to say goodbye to her just past the… WHAT ARE THOSE STRETCHY ROPE THINGS THAT MAKE LINES CALLED?
Lol sorry for shouting, but that totally cramped my awesome flow of narration.By the way, apparently they’re called line divider rope. Thank God for the internet. So I wonder if in the U.K. and Singapore and most of the rest of the world they’re called queue divider rope. Cue that drumbeat ending with a cymbal crash always used for bad jokes that I ALSO don’t have a good way to describe 😛
Other personal examples:
1. The thing that stores, generally not in the U.S. that I’ve seen, pull down over their storefronts when they close?
2. The part of the door frame where you close the door, so like if you were leaning on an open door, what would you be leaning on?
3) What you call the up and down rail things in a metal gate. Rods?
All these things you never consider until you have to describe them in words so other people know what you’re thinking.
What’s the last last object or sensation or whatever you realized you didn’t know the word for?