Twitter Account Cleverly Exposes “Real Names” for Everyday Objects and Animals

Funny Fake Names Correct Names Twitter

Satirically specializing in sharing “the correct names for things” with the world, Twitter account Correct Names comically captions photographs of everyday objects and well-known animals with bizarre, laughable labels.

Ranging from obvious-yet-odd literal interpretations to outlandish descriptions, the funny fake names put familiar things in a new light. In some instances, the objects and animals are given new monikers based on other objects they resemble. Cheerios become “bagel seeds,” a spoon is a “pudding shovel,” and grass is an “earth rug.” Others are re-labeled based on some of their specific functions, like milk's role as “cereal sauce” and a couch's purpose as a “human shelf.” Some get deep and make you think (like “snowman blood” for water) and others are plain silly, like the names “windy spin” for a fan.

Since joining Twitter late last year, Correct Names has amassed a following of nearly 50,000 users. The page itself is extremely active, with an average day seeing at least one funny post pop up. So, for your daily dose of inexplicably funny content, be sure to check out the amusing account.

Twitter account Correct Names gives everyday objects and well-known animals funny fake names. See a particularly silly selection of pairs below.

Correct Names: Twitter
h/t: [Buzzfeed]

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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