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23 Words Only “Friends” Fans Will Really Understand

Move over, Merriam-Webster — you don't know these words.

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2. Phalange

What it usually means: The bones that make up your fingers or toes.

What it means to Friends fans: A last name or a very important part of a plane.

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7. Thursday

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What it usually means: The fourth or fifth day of the week (depending on whether you start counting on Sunday or Monday).

What it means to Friends fans: The third day of the week. Ex: "Monday, one day. Tuesday, two day. Wednesday, when, what day? Thursday, the third day!"

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12. Moo

NBC

What it usually means: The sound a cow makes.

What it means to Friends fans: According to Joey, the correct word to use in the phrase "moot point." When used with the word "point," it means "a cow's opinion."

15. PBS

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What it usually means: A public broadcasting network that airs things like The Great British Bake Off and Downton Abbey.

What it means to Friends fans: A good-for-nothing organization that is Phoebe's enemy.

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23. Break

NBC

What it usually means: Separate or cause to separate.

What it means to Friends fans: The word that no one should ever say unless they want to continue the worst ongoing fight in the history of the world.

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Heckles Forever: Mr. Heckles most definitely lived below Monica and Rachel — our bad.

Soggy Bottom: The correct name of the BBC show is The Great British Bake Off. Ready, set, baaaake!