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21 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Atlanta

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1. OTP

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What this means normally: An acronym for “On The Prowl.”
What this means in Atlanta: Outside the Perimeter, where Atlanta as you know it ceases to exist to be replaced by scary-sounding suburbs that you venture into to get Zaxby’s or climb Stone Mountain.

2. Peachtree

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What this means normally: A tree that grows peaches.
What this means in Atlanta: The name of like a thousand streets that you probably still don’t quite know the difference between.

3. Public Transportation

What this means normally: A means of communal transit used to navigate a city, either above or below ground.
What this means in Atlanta: The single least pleasant means of being harassed by strangers as you travel in one of four directions.

What this means normally: Where airplanes arrive and depart from.
What this means in Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson, the only area of the city with a decent subway system.

5. Midnight Snack

What this means normally: Food eaten from the refrigerator in the middle of the night.
What this means if you’re from Atlanta: The nearest Waffle House.

6. The Beat

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What this means normally: The rhythmic percussion of music.
What this means if you’re from Atlanta: 95.5: The only radio station everyone was ever able to agree on, may it rest in peace. Try turning on V-103 without someone complaining about “music today.”

What this means normally: A light, brief snowfall.
What this means in Atlanta: The literal end of the world. If you are not already at the grocery store, then there is no. hope. for. you. to survive the imminent Snowpocalypse.

8. Coke

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What this means normally: A popular cola-flavored soft drink.
What this means in Atlanta: The elixir of life.

9. Pepsi

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What this means normally: A popular cola-flavored soft drink.
What this means in Atlanta: NO IT IS NOT THE SAME.

10. Sweat

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What this means normally: Perspiration, usually brought on by exercise or warm weather.
What this means in Atlanta: The months of May through September.

What this means normally: A collection of stores and a place of amusement.
What this means if you’re from Atlanta: This thing that ruins Christmas.

12. Sports Fan

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What this means normally: A loyal supporter of a particular sports team.
What this means in Atlanta: A masochist.

13. Chipotle

What this means normally: A beloved chain of Mexican restaurants, known for its fresh and environmentally responsible ingredients.
What this means in Atlanta: No, because Willy’s.

14. Traffic

What this means normally: A build-up of vehicles on a road or highway.
What this means in Atlanta: Your life, your misery, your excuse for being late to absolutely anything.

15. Chick-Fil-A

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What this means normally: This really good fast food chicken restaurant that I just heard is coming to a location near me!
What this means in Atlanta: Yes, we know. You’re welcome.

16. Downtown

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What it means normally: The most densely populated center of a metropolitan city.
What it means in Atlanta: Wait, where??

17. Rapper

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What this means normally: Jay Z.
What this means in Atlanta: Trinidad James, Gucci Mane, Rich Homie Quan, etc… all of whom you think you saw once at Publix. Still holding out for Outkast though.

18. Underground

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What this means normally: Where trains and mole people live.
What this means in Atlanta: Underground Atlanta: the only place MARTA will take you directly to, and coincidentally, the one place you and your friends have never suggested going.

19. Dome

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What this means normally: A semi-spherical roof.
What this means in Atlanta: A place that’s probably far from your house, but you go anyway to root for the Falcons or see Beyoncé.

What this means normally:The highest rank of high school sports team.
What this means if you’re from Atlanta: The greasy food that you have a love-hate relationship with, namely because it reminds you of your childhood but also that you might die soon.

21. Hotlanta

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What this means normally: A slang word for the city Atlanta.
What this means if you’re from Atlanta: Something you would never say.

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