ZIGGURAT - zig·gu·rat - noun \ˈzi-gə-ˌrat\
an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at the top; also : a structure or object of similar form
SHIBBOLETH - shib·bo·leth - noun \ˈshi-bə-ləth also -ˌleth\
1: a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning 2: a use of language regarded as distinctive of a particular group
Our distinctions die out with us.