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21 Words You Don’t Actually Understand Unless You’re From Connecticut

You know you're from the Nutmeg State when...

1. Mystic

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What other people think it means: Having the quality of magic.

What people from Connecticut know it means: Field trips to the aquarium and the seaport.

2. UConn

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What other people think it means: Um, a territory in Canada, right?

What people from Connecticut know it means: COLLEGE!!!

3. The Sound

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What other people think it means: Any type of noise.

What people from Connecticut know it means: A frickin' large body of water, and beach time, if you're brave enough.

4. Merritt

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What other people think it means: When you've earned or deserve something.

What people from Connecticut know it means: Two lanes of either standstill traffic or NO ONE obeying the speed limit.

5. Summer

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What other people think it means: The warmest season of the year.

What people from Connecticut know it means: How does it get so hot in the Northeast? OH, THE HUMIDITY.

6. Polo

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What other people think it means: A sport played on horseback.

What people from Connecticut know it means: An integral part of your uniform.

7. Apizza

8. Huskies

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What other people think it means: A breed of dog.

What people from Connecticut know it means: The men's and women's teams that are usually very, very busy raising championship banners and not losing.

9. Fall

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What other people think it means: The season in between summer and winter.

What people from Connecticut know it means: The prettiest time of the year. No one does fall like New England.

10. Whalers

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What other people think it means: Someone who hunts whales for a living.

What people from Connecticut know it means: The hockey team you wish would return to its rightful home.

11. Fairfield County

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What other people think it means: Has to just be some random county, right?

What people from Connecticut know it means: DOLLAR DOLLAR BILLS, Y'ALL. I mean, there's a reason they filmed Stepford Wives here...

12. 95

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What other people think it means: A number less than 100.

What people from Connecticut know it means: Put that pedal to the metal if you want to survive.

13. Dunkin' Donuts

14. Metro-North

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What other people think it means: A mass-transit system.

What people from Connecticut know it means: A necessary evil in your life if you want to get to New York. Hey, at least they upgraded the trains.

15. The Yankees and the Red Sox

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What other people think it means: Two very rich baseball teams.

What people from Connecticut know it means: This is a house divided: Half the state roots for the Bronx Bombers, half for the Sawx. And really, does anyone root for the Mets?

16. Winter

17. Gambling

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What other people think it means: A sometimes illegal activity.

What people from Connecticut know it means: Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun for the weekend, baby!

18. Nutmeg

19. Stew Leonard's

20. Lake Compounce

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What other people think it means: Probably a body of water.

What people from Connecticut know it means: Your absolute favorite day of the summer.

21. Connecticut

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What other people think it means: One of the smallest states in America.

What people from Connecticut know it means: Home, and you wouldn't have it any other way.

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