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21 Words You Don’t Actually Understand Unless You’re From Fairfield County

It's not just regular Connecticut.

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1. Stew Leonard's

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What other people think it means: Some guy's name.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: Soft-serve ice cream. The miniature farm. Singing vegetables. Basically the best grocery store EVER.

2. Greenwich

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What other people think it means: A wealthy community near New York City.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: A few Yankees, Mets, Rangers, and media people live here, in addition to regular rich people. Oh, and North Street is INSANE.

4. The Merritt

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What other people think it means: To earn something.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: Two lanes of pristine beauty. Also you're either going 75 mph or are at a complete standstill, and no in-between.

6. Preppy

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What other people think it means: What everyone in Fairfield County wears.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: Only bros actually rock the Vineyard Vines and Polo.

7. Metro-North

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What other people think it means: A rail system.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: The train you (drunkenly) rode to get to a concert at MSG during high school.

8. FCIACs

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What other people think it means: This has to be an acronym for something, right?

What people from Fairfield County know it means: The highlight of your high school sports career.

11. Seasons

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What other people think it means: Four times of year with distinct weather.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: Summer is brutally humid, fall is gorgeous, winter is disgusting and freezing AF, and spring lasts for like two weeks.

12. The City

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What other people think it means: A large town.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where your parents probably commute to every day.

15. Lax

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What other people think it means: To be chill about something.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: The sport that the bro (or girl) you had a crush on in high school inevitably played.

16. Valencia

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What other people think it means: A city in Spain.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where you (and Guy Fieri) get BOMB-ASS Venezuelan food. AND OMG THE GREEN SAUCE.

17. The Sound

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What other people think it means: Noise.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: The closest thing you'll get to a "beach."

18. 95

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What other people think it means: A number between 94 and 96.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: Even crazier drivers, plus trucks, without the scenery of the Merritt.

19. Bluefish

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What other people think it means: A type of fish.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: What you had to settle for when your parents didn't feel like taking you to a Yankees game.

20. Alive at Five

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What other people think it means: Probably some happy hour thing, right?

What people from Fairfield County know it means: You get drunk in downtown Stamford on Thursday nights in the summer with all your friends. Total anarchy.

21. Fairfield County

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What other people think it means: A county in Connecticut roughly adjacent to New York City.

What people from Fairfield County know it means: Home. No matter how far you go.

CORRECTION

Greenwich's famous street is North Street, which has the notorious "White House." In a Garden Catering-induced haze, the writer incorrectly stated the street was named White Street.

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