back to top

16 Everyday Words That Mean Something Totally Different If You Went To High School In A Small Town

We should have our own dictionary.

Posted on

3. Fair

tannersbraungardts / Via instagram.com

What it means everywhere else: An annual event featuring fried foods, rides, and farm animals.

What it means in a small town: The most talked about event at your school besides the rodeo.

Advertisement

4. Field trip

Twitter: @abbybloodbath

What it means everywhere else: Visiting new, faraway places a few times a year and getting to skip school.

What it means in a small town:
Going down the block to the closest co-op or watching some wildlife AKA cows and pigs.

5. Privacy

Twitter: @jaymewestfaul

What it means everywhere else: When you are free from being observed or disturbed by other people.

What it means in a small town:
Having your classmates, teachers, principal, administrators and janitors know every single one of your secrets.

Advertisement

8. FFA

marshallffa1928 / Via instagram.com

What it means everywhere else: Three random letters in the alphabet.

What it means in a small town: The Future Farmers of America, which is an organization you or a friend were definitely a part of.

10. Traffic

Krista Torres

What it means everywhere else: Several vehicles congested on a highway or road.

What it means in a small town: That one tractor that you always get stuck behind when you're already running late to class.

Advertisement

12. Coach

Twitter: @megdennis713

What it means everywhere else: Someone who heads a sporting team.

What it means in a small town: That one person who was also your math teacher, your English teacher, your history teacher, and probably your P.E. teacher.

13. Walmart

chilibrick / Via instagram.com

What it means everywhere else: A discount department store.

What it means in a small town: That place you drove half an hour to every week to buy literally everything you need to live.

16. Cruising

Twitter: @KingJamieson13

What it means everywhere else: Driving slowly.

What it means in a small town: You and a bunch of school friends piled into one car driving down a dirt road with the windows rolled down and the music turned up.