23 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Florida

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2. Coffee

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What it usually means: A caffeinated drink you consume when you're tired.

What it means in Florida: A Cuban shot of perfection that is the most blissful morning pick-me-up you could ever ask for.

7. Hurricanes

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What it usually means: A tropical cyclone that can cause serious damage.

What it means in Florida: Anything below a Category 3 is an excuse to drink excessively and party indoors.

8. Flip-flops

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What it usually means: Shoes you wear in the summer, usually to the beach.

What it means in Florida: Shoes you wear to school, to clubs, and to every other event or hangout.

10. Steering wheel

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What it usually means: That piece that allows you to control a car.

What it means in Florida: A burning wheel of death that's been sitting in the parking lot for an hour.

18. Tan

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What it usually means: When your skin turns a darker color from being out in the sun all day.

What it means in Florida: A base level of color you consistently sport just from walking from your car to your office.

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