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25 Words That Mean Something Totally Different After You Turn 25

Welcome to a world in which your hangover lasts more than just one day.

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1. "Hangover"

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What it means before 25: Waking up with a light headache and remembering bits and pieces of the night before in between laughs.

What it means after 25: Not being able to get out of bed for two days straight and feeling like you've been hit by a bus.

2. "Mom"

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What it means before 25: Someone you love, but who you fight with often because she makes everything more complicated for you.

What it means after 25: The wise woman in your life who has always been right about everything.

3. "Facebook"

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What it means before 25: A place full of people that you went to high school/college with and who you don't actually speak to in real life.

What it means after 25: A place full of people you know who flood your newsfeed with pictures of their engagement rings, weddings, and sonograms.

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4. "Haters"

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What it means before 25: People whom you pay more attention to than you should.

What it means after 25: Poor souls that don't deserve your attention or acknowledgement.

6. "Single"

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What it means before 25: An unmarried person who has no romantic commitments, but who is still having a great time.

What it means after 25: The state of being in which people pity your soul and firmly attest that it is only a matter of time until the loneliness you must feel will kill you, and so you should find a significant other as soon as possible.

7. "Boyfriend/girlfriend"

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What it means before 25: Person with whom you have a romantic relationship while your family members implore you to take things slowly.

What it means after 25: The whole world asking you when you're getting engaged, married, having children...

8. "Work"

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What it means before 25: Occupation for which you receive a monetary return. Not very pressing so long as your parents continue to give you money.

What it means after 25: Something that you need in order to survive.

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9. "Weekend"

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What it means before 25: Staying out until dawn, drinking non-stop, and not remembering where you left the phone the next morning (hint: it's probably next to your dignity).

What it means after 25: Spending a nice time doing what you enjoy. Drinking and partying to excess is not as common. You will generally be tired on Monday morning.

10. "Falling in love"

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What it means before 25: Extreme flirtation, millions of texts, sending funny/cute pictures, and talking with the other person 24/7 until you reach a more serious stage.

What it means after 25: Your place or mine?

13. "Ending a relationship"

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What it means before 25: Drowning in your own tears and feeling as if life as you know it has ended.

What it means after 25: If it didn't last long, it's time to move on to the next one!

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15. "Planning"

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What it means before 25: Choosing where you and your crew will go out that evening.

What it means after 25: Everything. What day to go grocery shopping, when to do laundry, what time to go to the gym, when you'll have time to watch TV...

16. "Reunion with old friends"

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What it means before 25: Bar, drinks, and destruction.

What it means after 25: A dinner with good conversation and, of course, drinks.

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19. "Nutrition"

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What it means before 25: Eating anything that you crave or that's placed in front of you.

What it means after 25: Something you try to be conscious of, but the occasional office treat or late-night Chinese food will tempt you anyway.

20. "Texting"

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What it means before 25: Something that you spend hours of your day doing, in which you tell your friends and/or significant other every minute detail of your life.

What it means after 25: Something you only have time to answer with "k."

21. "Teenagers"

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What it means before 25: Young people with whom you sometimes have things in common.

What it means after 25: Bizarre beings that have just reached puberty and that only get worse as generations pass.

22. "Responsibilities"

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What it means before 25: Things that you should take care of, but that you wait for your parents to do for you instead.

What it means after 25: Things that if you don't take care of yourself, no one else will do for you.

23. "Travelling"

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What it means before 25: Going to another part of the world to drink, dance, drink, dance...

What it means after 25: Learning about other cultures, buying and keeping souvenirs, and living in the moment.

24. "Friends"

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What it means before 25: A bunch of people you know with whom you go out to drink.

What it means after 25: A small group of people who are very close to you and who will always be there for you (and you for them), no matter what.

25. "Adulthood"

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What it means before 25: That stage of life that you haven't yet reached, since it consists of being fully developed and mature.

What it means after 25: That stage of life that you haven't yet reached, since it consists of being fully developed and mature.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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