The real name for a single strand of spaghetti is baffling the internet

Warning: Explicit language below.

Now, here's a trivia question to put your culinary skills to the test.

Do you know the technical name for a single strand of spaghetti? We've never really thought about it, to be honest. And if we ever wanted a mere piece (who really wants just one piece of pasta?), we'd simply just ask for a teensy bite.

But the actual term for a single spaghetti noodle -- which is, by the way, "spaghetto" -- has quickly ignited the internet. The saga began when Twitter user Caroline Ramsey tweeted the definition, along with her own dismay.

Not even our own spell check recognizes the word, quickly underlining "spaghetto" in bold red squiggles.

The tweet quickly went viral, with nearly 19,000 people expressing similar shock.

Others, however, were not concerned by Caroline's revelation at all.

The more you know.

Related: You're saying these names all wrong

Pasta names you're probably mispronouncing
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Pasta names you're probably mispronouncing

The Wrong Way: Few-silly

The Right Way: Foo-zeel-ee

The spiral shape really holds onto the Parmesan cheese. 

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The Wrong Way: Or-reh-shetty

The Right Way: Or-ay-key-et-ay

This ear-shaped pasta is perfect with pesto.

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The Wrong Way: Tag-lie-ah-tell

The Right Way: Tah-leah-tell-ah

A flat or cylindrical noodle, typically found drowning in Bolognese sauce.

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The Wrong Way: Buck-a-tiny

The Right Way: Boo-cah-teen-ee

It walks and talks like spaghetti but is hollow—and slightly thicker. 

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The Wrong Way: Pen-ay

The Right Way: Peh-neh

This ridged pasta really works overtime to absorb the sauce.

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The Wrong Way: Pepper-del

The Right Way: Pa-par-day-lay

It’s tagliatelle’s slightly bulkier cousin.

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The Wrong Way: Feta-cheen

The Right Way: Fay-tuh-chee-knee

It’s all about the creamy sauce.

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The Wrong Way: Far-fall

The Right Way: Far-fall­-ay

Bow-tie pasta is the cutest.

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The Wrong Way: Guh-no-chee

The Right Way: Neh-yo-key

Think of it as little pasta pillows. Yum. 

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