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18 Words Night Owls Understand In A Totally Different Way

We have a very different definition of what the "early hours" of the morning are.

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1. "Morning"

What it usually means: The hours between midnight and midday.What it means to night people: A time you would really prefer not to have to deal with.
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What it usually means: The hours between midnight and midday.

What it means to night people: A time you would really prefer not to have to deal with.

2. "Alarm"

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What it usually means: A device you program to wake you up in the morning.

What it means to night people: The worst thing to happen to you every single day. A sound that instills fear and loathing, and that you can never escape.

3. "Snooze"

What it usually means: The light sleep you get after you've sort of woken up but not gotten out of bed yet.What it means to night people: The fitful sleep you get while feeling guilty and knowing you really should get up, but being unable to physically move.
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What it usually means: The light sleep you get after you've sort of woken up but not gotten out of bed yet.

What it means to night people: The fitful sleep you get while feeling guilty and knowing you really should get up, but being unable to physically move.

4. "Duvet"

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What it usually means: The bedcovers you use to keep you from getting cold at night.

What it means to night people: A magical object that turns into the softest material known to man, but only after your alarm goes off.

5. "Coffee"

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What it usually means: A caffeinated hot drink you have in the morning.

What it means to night people: As essential as oxygen and water.

6. "Shower"

What it usually means: A useful device in your bathroom that you use to wash.What it means to night people: A safe haven where you can get some brief respite before having to continue with the whole, horrible "morning" thing.
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What it usually means: A useful device in your bathroom that you use to wash.

What it means to night people: A safe haven where you can get some brief respite before having to continue with the whole, horrible "morning" thing.

7. "Breakfast"

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What it usually means: The first meal of the day.

What it means to night people: A mythical meal that some suspiciously perky people claim to eat every day, but that you can rarely find the time for in the week.

8. "Commute"

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What it usually means: How you get to work or school.

What it means to night people: The second worst part of the day, after waking up.

9. "Late"

What it usually means: When someone arrives after the time they're supposed to.What it means to night people: Your perpetual state of being.
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What it usually means: When someone arrives after the time they're supposed to.

What it means to night people: Your perpetual state of being.

10. "Bathroom"

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What it usually means: Where you go at work or school when you need to relieve yourself.

What it means to night people: Where you go at work or school when you need to take a sneaky nap.

11. "Evening"

What it usually means: When you start winding down after your day.What it means to night people: When you start gearing up to peak alertness.
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What it usually means: When you start winding down after your day.

What it means to night people: When you start gearing up to peak alertness.

12. "Bedtime"

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What it usually means: When you get into bed each night and go to sleep.

What it means to night people: When you should go to sleep, except you're way too alert – so have to choose between lying awake in bed praying for sleep, and just staying up and knowing you'll definitely be tired tomorrow.

13. "Early night"

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What it usually means: Getting some extra sleep when you know you have to get up especially early the next day.

What it means to night people: Something you attempt every now and again, until you just end up tossing and turning in bed for hours and eventually give up.

14. "Bed"

What it usually means: Where you sleep.What it means to night people: A great place to watch TV or stare at your phone for hours before falling asleep.
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What it usually means: Where you sleep.

What it means to night people: A great place to watch TV or stare at your phone for hours before falling asleep.

15. "Sleep"

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What it usually means: The period during which you rest.

What it means to night people: An elusive state which you struggle to achieve every night, and struggle to get out of every morning.

16. "Early hours"

What it usually means: Around the hours of 2 to 5am when most people are expected to be asleep. What it means to night people: Anything before midday.
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What it usually means: Around the hours of 2 to 5am when most people are expected to be asleep.

What it means to night people: Anything before midday.

17. "9 to 5"

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What it usually means: Typical hours people who work in an office keep.

What it means to night people: If you have to stick to it, a constant struggle. If you don't, something you live in fear of being subjected to.

18. "Weekend"

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What it usually means: The two day period at the end of your working week – for most people, Saturday and Sunday.

What it means to night people: A time when you finally get to sleep.