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22 Words That Have A Different Meaning For Texas Longhorns Football Fans

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1. “Colt”

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What it usually means: A young male horse.
What it means to UT fans: The real winner of the 2008 Heisman Trophy.

2. “Tower”

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What it usually means: A tall slender building.
What it means to UT fans: An illuminated monument of victory.

3. “Queso”

What it usually means: Spanish for “cheese.”
What it means to UT fans: A warm, gooey delicious gift from the heavens above, capable of sobering up even the drunkest of fans. Good on everything.

4. “Burnt”

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What it usually means: A past participle or past tense version of the word “burn.” As in, “Looks like you burnt that toast,” or “that toast looks burnt.”
What it means to UT fans: The perfect (and only acceptable) shade of orange.

5. “Royal”

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What it usually means: Having the status of a king or queen or a member of their family.
What it means to UT fans: The man, the myth, the legend, the stadium: Darrell K Royal.

6. “Young”

What it usually means: Having lived for a short period of time.
What it means to UT fans: The last name of a Texas god.

7. “Tech”

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What it usually means: A shortened version of the word “technology.”
What it means to UT fans: A school of wannabees.

8. “Mack”

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What it usually means: To put the moves on someone ; a smooth mofo, like in the song “Return of the Mack.”
What it means to UT fans: A hero who paved the way to greatness.

9. “Strong”

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What it usually means: Having the ability to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks.
What it means to UT fans: The term for a new generation of Texas football.

10. “Godzilla”

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What it usually means: A giant monster who terrorizes cities and whatnot.
What it means to UT fans: The only size of which to compare a jumbotron.

11. “45”

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What it usually means: The number between 44 and 46.
What it means to UT fans: The number preceding 35.

12. “Chaps”

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What it usually means: A pair of joined leather leggings with a belt, typically worn over trousers.
What it means to UT fans: The best damn pom squad uniform in sports.

13. “Cannon”

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What it usually means: A large artillery weapon mounted on wheels.
What it means to UT fans: An object used by the privileged few to signify points, kickoffs, and the end of each quarter.

14. “Average”

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What it usually means: Typical; common; ordinary.
What it means to UT fans: An unacceptable level of performance and success.

15. “Major”

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What it usually means: Important, serious, or significant; a specialization in a particular subject at a college or university.
What it means to UT fans: Applewhite’s first name.

16. “Shootout”

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What it usually means: A decisive gun battle.
What it means to UT fans: The Red River Rivalry.

17. “E.T.”

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What it usually means: Extra-terrestrial.
What it means to UT fans: Earl Thomas: defense extraordinaire.

18. “Run”

What it usually means: To move at a speed faster than a walk.
What it means to UT fans: To move at the speed of Ricky Williams.

19. “Fight”

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What it usually means: A violent confrontation or struggle.
What it means to UT fans: A unifying chant from one half of the stadium.

20. “Early”

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What it usually means: Happening or done before the usual or expected time.
What it means to UT fans: The time of arrival.

21. “Late”

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What it usually means: After the expected, proper, or usual time.
What it means to UT fans: How long one must stay.

22. “Time”

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What it usually means: The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
What it means to UT fans: Irrelevant. OU still sucks.

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