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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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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."

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.

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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.

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!"

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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.

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."

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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.

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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