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    22 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Austin

    "Welcome to Austin, please don't move here."

    1. ACL

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    What other people think it means: The ligaments in a knee.

    What people from Austin know it means: Two weekends of huge crowds, heat, and overpriced beer, but something you still go to every single year.

    2. 35

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    What other people think it means: The number between 34 and 36.

    What people from Austin know it means: Something you try to avoid at all costs. Seriously, is there ever not traffic on 35?

    3. Weird

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    What other people think it means: Someone or something that is strange or unusual.

    What people from Austin know it means: The culture and vibe the city openly embraces.

    4. Chicken Shit

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    What other people think it means: Actual shit from a chicken.

    What people from Austin know it means: An amusing way to play bingo.

    5. Franklin's

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    What other people think it means: Someone's last name.

    What people from Austin know it means: Damn good brisket if you don't mind waiting in line.

    6. Horns

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    What other people think it means: Bones protruding from an animal's head.

    What people from Austin know it means: The football team you live and die by, "Hook 'Em!"

    7. Torchy's

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    What other people think it means: When something is charred or on fire.

    What people from Austin know it means: Taco heaven, and even better if you know about the "secret" menu.

    8. 360

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    What other people think it means: A full circle.

    What people from Austin know it means: An amazing photo op, and at least one of your Facebook profile pics.

    9. Westlake

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    What other people think it means: The western part of a lake?

    What people from Austin know it means: The affluent side of town whose high school teams dominated everything.

    10. 6th

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    What other people think it means: Number six in a sequence.

    What people from Austin know it means: "The Dirty," a place where you've had some of your best and worst memories.

    11. SoCo

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    What other people think it means: An abbreviation for Southern Comfort.

    What people from Austin know it means: A quirky neighborhood that's impossible to park in on the weekends.

    12. Eastside

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    What other people think it means: The Eastern part of a city.

    What people from Austin know it means: The Williamsburg of Austin.

    13. Graffiti

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    What other people think it means: Defacing property, usually with spray paint.

    What people from Austin know it means: A welcomed art form, and the inspiration for THOUSANDS of Instagram pics.

    14. Juan In A Million

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    What other people think it means: A clever play on words.

    What people from Austin know it means: Where you have nursed many, many hangovers on the weekend.

    15. Leslie

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    What other people think it means: A pretty name for a girl.

    What people from Austin know it means: Austin's deeply missed son, and an embodiment of the city's culture.

    16. SXSW

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    What other people think it means: A large music and interactive festival.

    What people from Austin know it means: A total takeover of downtown — and plenty of free drinks and events if you play your cards right.

    17. Salt Lick

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    What other people think it means: A place where animals go to lick salt.

    What people from Austin know it means: The true Mecca of BBQ.

    18. Bats

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    What other people think it means: Animals associated with vampires.

    What people from Austin know it means: A phenomenon you've stopped on Congress Street Bridge to watch at least once in your life.

    19. Native

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    What other people think it means: Someone who is born in a specific place, and identifies with it.

    What people from Austin know it means: A rarity in Austin, and even the transplants complain about the new arrivals who are "ruining the city."

    20. Drag

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    What other people think it means: To pull something forcefully.

    What people from Austin know it means: Where you spent a lot of your time and money if you went to UT.

    21. Arroyo

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    What other people think it means: The Spanish word for "river."

    What people from Austin know it means: A place that's a delight to drive by, and a constant source of puns.

    22. Austin

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    What other people think it means: The capital of Texas.

    What people from Austin know it means: Home, and the crown jewel of the state.

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