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Nov 1, 2015

23 Words Only “Friends” Fans Will Really Understand

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

1. Apothecary

NBC

What it usually means: A person who prepared/sold medicines and drugs.

What it means to Friends fans: A table from Pottery Barn/a table from "The Days of Yore."

2. Phalange

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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.

3. Unagi

NBC

What it usually means: Japanese word for freshwater eel.

What it means to Friends fans: A state of total awareness that you can only achieve by preparing for any danger that may befall you.

4. Vein

NBC

What it usually means: An integral part of the blood circulation system of the body.

What it means to Friends fans: The part of Monica's forehead that you DO NOT ever want to see.

5. Transponster

NBC / Via Twitter: @funrossgeller

What it usually means: Nothing because that is not a real word.

What it means to Friends fans: What Rachel thinks Chandler's job title is.

6. Pivot

NBC

What it usually means: To rotate or turn.

What it means to Friends fans: Something you yell at someone when you're moving absolutely any type of furniture anywhere at all.

7. Thursday

NBC

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!"

8. Amanda

NBC

What it usually means: A woman's name.

What it means to Friends fans: A man, duh.

9. Moist

NBC

What it usually means: A word that most people try to avoid saying.

What it means to Friends fans: Monica's epic Thanksgiving sandwich: The Moist Maker. Warning: Do not steal said sandwich.

10. Seven

NBC / Via fyeahfriendsgifs.tumblr.com

What it usually means: A number.

What it means to Friends fans: The number of erogenous zones on a woman's body.

11. Gleba

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What it usually means: A solid mass of spores (ew).

What it means to Friends fans: Emma's first word, which proves she's going to be a scientist.

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."

13. Heckle

NBC / Via screencapped.net

What it usually means: To jeer or taunt.

What it means to Friends fans: The man who lived below the gang: Mr. Heckles.

14. Oh. My. God.

NBC

What it usually means: Something someone usually says when they are shocked or surprised.

What it means to Friends fans: Janice.

15. PBS

NBC / Via screencapped.net

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.

16. Mac and Cheese

NBC / Via Netflix

What it usually means: A pasta dish loved by many, young and old.

What it means to Friends fans: Joey's failed show about a robot.

17. Crapweasel

NBC / Via thebestoffriends.tumblr.com

What it usually means: Someone sneaky who cheats or takes something that is not theirs.

What it means to Friends fans: An Italian named Paolo.

18. Armadillo

NBC / Via screencapped.net

What it usually means: A mammal with a leathery armor shell.

What it means to Friends fans: One of Santa's good friends who spreads holiday joy.

19. Banana Hammock

NBC / Via ohyeahfriendsyeah.tumblr.com

What it usually means: A type of men's underwear.

What it means to Friends fans: Phoebe's name for a moment in time.

20. Cheesecake

NBC / Via ohyeahfriendsyeah.tumblr.com

What it usually means: A type of cake.

What it means to Friends fans: A food so delicious that it causes you to steal it from old ladies and eat it off of the floor.

21. Nubbin

NBC / BuzzFeed / Via screencapped.net

What it usually means: A small lump of bone or cartilage.

What it means to Friends fans: Chandler's third nipple.

22. Lobster

NBC / Via weheartit.com

What it usually means: Crustacean that lives in the sea and/or something on a dinner menu.

What it means to Friends fans: Your one true love.

23. Break

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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.

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!

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