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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.

    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.

    4. Suit

    CBS

    What it usually means: Clothing worn to work or upscale events.

    What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: Clothing worn in just about any situation.

    5. Salad

    CBS

    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.")

    7. Pineapple

    CBS

    What it usually means: A sweet tropical fruit.

    What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: The center of the greatest mystery of all time.

    8. French Horn

    CBS

    What it usually means: A brass musical instrument.

    What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A symbol of love.

    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.

    11. Sparkles

    CBS

    What it usually means: Tiny flashes of light.

    What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: The last name of Canada's greatest 90's pop star.

    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.

    13. Professor

    CBS

    What it usually means: An instructor at the collegiate level.

    What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A word that's literally impossible to spell.

    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.

    17. Turkey

    CBS / Via pinterest.com

    What it usually means: The large bird many people eat on Thanksgiving.

    What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: The only way to properly eat a turkey.

    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.

    19. Cowboy Boots

    CBS

    What it usually means: A type of footwear popular in Texas.

    What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: Those damn red boots that Ted would never throw out.

    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.

    21. Pie Chart

    CBS / Via this-is-legen-wait-for-it-dary.tumblr.com

    What it usually means: A type of graph.

    What it means to How I Met Your Mother fans: A type of punny graph that is specifically used to describe Marshall's love of baked goods.

    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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