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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.