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    22 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You Live In The Countryside

    You have no idea, city dwellers.

    1. "Signal"

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    Usually means: What your phone always has so it can make calls.

    Now means: Something that only exists in as a hypothetical concept.

    2. "View"

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    Usually means: Lumps of concrete.

    Now means: Lovely rolling hills.

    3. "Bullshit"

    4. "Hayfever"

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    Usually means: An annoying condition.

    Now means: A completely debilitating condition.

    5. "Outside"

    6. "Take-away."

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    Usually means: Food that will be delivered painlessly to your door.

    Now means: Food that you will have to go and pick up from the nearest town because they don't deliver out that far.

    7. "Internet"

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    Usually means: Something that can bring you basically anything you want instantly.

    Now means: Something that can bring you basically anything you want after a few hours of buffering.

    8. "Cows"

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    Usually means: An animal, often used to provide milk or beef.

    Now means: A very real reason you can be late for work.

    9. "Sheep"

    10. "Pub"

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    Usually means: The place you go at the end of the day.

    Now means: What your village used to have five of, and now has one. If you're lucky.

    11. "Cock"

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    Usually means: A person who is annoying.

    Now means: The thing that won't shut up at 5am. Also annoying.

    12. "Bus"

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    Usually means: Useful form of transport.

    Now means: Possibly a fictional construct, never actually been seen in real life.

    13. "Raffle"

    14. "Road"

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    Usually means: Where you can drive.

    Now means: Where you can swim.

    15. "One drink"

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    Usually means: What you say you'll have in the evening, but you definitely won't.

    Now means: What you say you'll have in the evening, but you actually will or else you'll get stranded because you can't drive.

    16. "Horses"

    17. "Pheasant"

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    Usually means: Bird.

    Now means: Traffic hazard.

    18. "Wellies"

    19. "Fox"

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    Usually means: Animal that gets in your bins.

    Now means: Animal that gets in front of your car.

    20. "Quiet"

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    Usually means: When there's not much noise.

    Now means: When there's actually no noise, and you can't sleep because there is literally no sound.

    21. "Tipping"

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    Usually means: What British people don't really do to waiters.

    Now means: What rural people don't really do to cows.

    22. "Dark"

    Usually means: When you can only see using streetlamps.

    Now means: When you can't see.

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