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24 Words Only "How I Met Your Mother" Fans Really Understand

It's time for an intervention.

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1. Legendary

CBS

What it usually means: Very well-known or remarkable enough to be famous.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A word to describe life's greatest moments, sometimes emphasized with "wait for it."

2. Sandwiches

CBS

What it usually means: A small meal consisting of items between bread.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A way to cleverly avoid admitting to illegal activity.

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3. Umbrella

CBS

What it usually means: A device used to shield you from rain.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A symbol representing the most anticipated meet-cute to ever happen.

5. Salad

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What it usually means: A dish usually consisting mostly of lettuce and veggies.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A layered dish consisting of cheese, Funyuns, bacon bits, potato chips, gummi bears, cabbage, and way too much mayonnaise.

6. Pumpkin

CBS

What it usually means: A gourd usually made into pie.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: That girl Ted was obsessed with and wouldn't stop talking about. (Not to be confused with the "mother.")

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9. Intervention

CBS

What it usually means: A meeting with a loved one to save them from self-destructive habits.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A meeting with a loved one to save them from an embarrassing habit. Banner is required.

10. High Five

CBS

What it usually means: To slap hands with someone, usually in celebration of a small victory.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: The most important gesture between two bros, performed with varying levels of intensity.

12. Tantrum

CBS

What it usually means: Something toddlers throw when they're cranky.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A soda you throw to your buddy when he's thirsty.

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14. Laser Tag

CBS / Via barneystinsonblog.com

What it usually means: A game/sport where players attempt to tag targets with laser guns.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: Barney's favorite pastime (not including sex.)

15. Art School

CBS / Via fanpop.com

What it usually means: A place where people study art.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: That time Lily left Marshall to follow her dreams of being an artist.

16. Slap

CBS / Via beachesofnormandy.tumblr.com

What it usually means: When someone hits your face with their hand.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: Five slaps (which turned into eight slaps) that Marshall could bestow upon Barney at any given time.

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18. Playbook

CBS / Via Netflix

What it usually means: A book often used by coaches and/or players in sporting games.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: Barney's guide to getting a woman to have sex with him.

20. Ducky

CBS / BuzzFeed / Via Netflix

What it usually means: A rubber bath toy.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A type of tie that was the symbol of a horrible, horrible bet gone wrong.

22. Cockroach

CBS / Via Netflix

What it usually means: A beetle-like insect with long antennae and legs.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: One half of the terrifyingly infamous beast known as the "Cockamouse."

23. 2 a.m.

CBS / Via pinterest.com

What it usually means: Early morning.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A time that you should get your butt in bed because you're about to make a terrible, terrible life choice.

24. Mother

CBS / Via Netflix

What it usually means: The woman who raised you.

What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: Ted Mosby's endless romantic search for his one true love.

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