# Vocabulary

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Hello everyone,
Could you please tell me what you call the thing in the picture below?

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• #### grassy

##### Senior Member
A key ring with a price tag stuck to it?

#### heypresto

##### Senior Member
In BE we might call it a 'key fob' (with a price tag stuck to it).

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
A key ring with a price tag stuck to it?
Thank you, grassy.
I think so, but I'm not sure. I googled it and found some pictures similar to this. By the way, I will call it "key ring" from now on.

In BE we might call it a 'key fob' (with a price tag stuck to it).
Thank you, heypresto.

#### Andygc

##### Senior Member
It's not a clear image, and the ring does not look like a split ring. It's only a key fob if a key can be attached to the ring. If the ring is not a split ring I haven't the least idea what to call the thing.

#### PaulQ

##### Banned
Could you please tell me what you call the thing in the picture below?
Could you tell us what its purpose is?

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Could you tell us what its purpose is?
Thank you, Andygc and PaulQ.
There three pictures; a pen, cap, and this one with a price stuck to each. This one is thr most expensive and its price is \$\$\$, the price of the cap is \$\$ and the pencil is \$. Here, we have to compare them. Which one is the most/least expensive? But I don't know what to call it.

#### se16teddy

##### Senior Member
Do you mean that you don’t know what its purpose is?

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Thank you, se16teddy and ewie.
It's clear. If you say which one is the most or least expensive, you have to mention the thing. I didn't know the meaning of that thing. So we need its name.
.......is the most expensive.
The pencil is the least expensive.
You see we need its name.

#### ewie

##### Senior Member
Well I'm stumped.
It doesn't look like any keyring I've ever seen as the ring looks like it's made of plastic: if it was a plastic split ring* [post #6], the whole thing would shatter very easily.
The only other thing I can think of is one of those air freshener things you put in your car:

*This is a split ring, by the way:

#### heypresto

##### Senior Member
I admit I was a wee bit hasty in suggesting it could be a key fob .

But whatever it is, I'm surprised it could be the most expensive of more or less any set of three things.

#### se16teddy

##### Senior Member
Joseph, I suspect that the point of the exercise is that neither you nor we know what the object in the picture is for, so we do not know what to call it. You are being asked to describe an object whose function is unknown, and which therefore has no name.

#### PaulQ

##### Banned
When I enlarge the image, it has "sparkles" around it - I suspect that it supposed to be a piece of jewellery made of gold.

#### heypresto

##### Senior Member
Ah. So that's why it's the most expensive object?

#### PaulQ

##### Banned

Magnificently tasteless, and entirely puzzling.

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Thank you so much, ewie, heypresto, se16teddy, and PaulQ.
I bothered you too much. I appreciate your help.

#### heypresto

##### Senior Member
You're welcome. We like a challenge. Sometimes.

#### ewie

##### Senior Member
Okay, assuming it's a piece of jewellery ... ... how do you wear it? / /

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Okay, assuming it's a piece of jewellery ... ... how do you wear it? / /
Thanks, ewie.
Is that question for me? If yes, I wear it on my finger. Then, I will rotate it. Your question is difficult to answer.

#### ewie

##### Senior Member
No, I meant "How does one wear it?"/"How on earth are people supposed to wear it?"

#### Hermione Golightly

##### Senior Member
There's a way of finding a similar image on google, so you might find one that has the name. Anyway, do we know where this image appears - source?

#### ewie

##### Senior Member
I'd like to think that you're pulling our leg, Chasint.

#### Chasint

##### Senior Member
I'd like to think that you're pulling our leg, Chasint.
???
In what way? Are you saying it's not a stylised four-leaf clover?

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#### ewie

##### Senior Member
No, that it's a charm bracelet charm.

But hey, I've already swallowed that it's 'made of gold' ... and that it's an item of 'jewellery' ... so I may as well swallow that it's a 'charm'.

#### Hermione Golightly

##### Senior Member
I think it's a Gummi four- leafed clover. Heaven knows what it really is, I would try and find something similar using the image find function if I felt we'd been given enough information.

#### Chasint

##### Senior Member
Aha! Now I see what it is! It's an earring. Because the picture is so fuzzy it is difficult to spot the retractable part of the the ring. But if you look carefully ...

#### PaulQ

##### Banned
But if you look carefully ..

There are some people in Langley, Virginia who want you to look at some aerial photos...

#### Loob

##### Senior Member
Erm: doesn't that slider make it less like an earring and more like a ... key fob?

#### PaulQ

##### Banned
I wouldn't think so. Key fobs are more like ewie's split-ring at #11 or they have a clip. Also, key fobs are cheap - this is expensive.

#### ewie

##### Senior Member
Retractable part? slider? ~ you've obviously got better eyes imaginations than mine

#### PaulQ

##### Banned
You will not be receiving the call from Langley (or Cheltenham)...

#### Loob

##### Senior Member
Joseph, let us know when you find out the answer!

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Thank you all.
I'm reading the answers, Loob. I'm not sure which answer I should pick. I'm so sorry that I bothered you. I didn't know that this difficulty would arise. I might call it "charm, key fob". I don't know. In my country, we don't have such a thing, and I thought there was such jewellery in Britain and America. Unfortunately, this situation came up.

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#### ewie

##### Senior Member
Oh we've enjoyed bickering discussing it, Joseph

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Oh we've enjoyed bickering discussing it, Joseph
Thank you, ewie.😳

#### kentix

##### Senior Member
That's a trick of the light. The same spot is directly opposite.

It could be anything. It could be something from a child's playset.

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Thank you, RM1 and kentix.
Yes, RM1.

#### Schnitta

##### Member
Can it be a baby rattle?

#### Chasint

##### Senior Member
How about calling it "the item with the \$\$\$ label"

#### Joseph A

##### Senior Member
Thank you, Schnitta and Chasint.
I'm sure it's not "a baby rattle". We may call it "the item with the \$\$\$..."

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