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    Posted on Jan 28, 2016

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

    It's not just regular Connecticut.

    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.

    3. 203

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    What other people think it means: A random series of three digits.

    What people from Fairfield County know it means: Your area code, baby!

    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.

    5. Prep

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    What other people think it means: To prepare for something.

    What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where some of your Catholic guy friends departed public school for.

    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.

    9. Colony

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    What other people think it means: A settlement of people.

    What people from Fairfield County know it means: The best pizza.

    10. Sono

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    What other people think it means: Italian for "I am."

    What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where most of the best bars are. Also, the aquarium.

    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.

    13. Rams and Blue Wave

    What other people think it means: A mammal, and a feature of the ocean, respectively.

    What people from Fairfield County know it means: Arguably the fiercest rivalry in the FCIACs. BRUTAL STUFF.

    14. Westport

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    What other people think it means: A town.

    What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where all the artsy-fartsy former yuppies live.

    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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