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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

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."
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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

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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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

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.
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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

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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

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.
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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

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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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

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.
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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

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

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

9. Intervention

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.
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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

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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

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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

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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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

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.
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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

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.)
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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

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.
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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

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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

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.
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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

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.
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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

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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

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.
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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

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.
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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

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."
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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.

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.
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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

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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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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