This morning I learned the word 'Gudgeon'. Wow.
This amazing piece of info came to me after I had pulled my motorbike into the service shop and there on the desk was this badly burned out piston, from somebodies bike. A now very dead bike by the look of it!
Anyway I was fiddling with it, amazed someone had managed to slag the head of the piston so successfully, that I commented to guy, "Wow I am amazed that somebody could slag this so successfully!". He made a grunting sound and replied to me, "You shoulda seen the Gudgeon Pin and Rod under it..." I was just so stunned that I mearly nodded and continued on. I was desperate to get to work look up this new word and find to my disbelief that it existed!
I wonder what other wonderful junk is inside my engine!