The Twitter account Correct Names has taken to giving everyday objects what they feel to be, um... correct names. Such as this. Plates really are just ineffective soup containers, when you think about it.
Fanning is more of an up and down or left and right motion. So it doesn't make sense to call something that goes in a circle a "fan." I can understand the inaccurate initial naming, considering how poorly your brain works in the heat, especially if you're in Arizona.
They grow, are made mostly of protein and you have to cut them. Yup, "nails" needs to go. That's something you use to hang a painting. If we're gonna reuse words, let's keep it to something more localized to our bodies.
We can also call planes "air boats." Or maybe we can call boats "water cars." Honestly, the name fits and people should be able to figure out what you're talking about using context clues, so why not call it what you know in your heart it actually is?
Amusement parks are made for fun. Let's face it: the carousel isn't that great, and part of it may have to do with the name. You call this thing a "horse tornado" and the line for it will stretch around the block.
What? This is exactly what it is. And yes, I know humans also produce milk. We just call that stuff "human sauce." This way you don't accidentally mistake it with cow milk and drink it. Still haunted by that.