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18 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You're Obsessed With Starbucks

Venti isn't just Italian for "20."

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1. "Name"

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What it means to regular people: What the barista writes on your cup to identify your drink.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: What the barista misspells on your cup that still identifies your drink.

2. "Barista"

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What it means to regular people: The person who makes your coffee.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: The person who makes your coffee AND misspells your name on your cup.

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5. "Frappuccino"

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What it means to regular people: A sugary drink that's basically halfway between a milkshake and a coffee.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: A gateway drug to real Starbucks drinks. Also, only middle schoolers actually order these.

7. "Cup"

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What it means to regular people: The container for a coffee or tea.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: The thing that people complain about every holiday season because they think Starbucks is waging a war on Christmas.

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9. "Order"

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What it means to regular people: What you tell the barista to get your coffee.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: The thing the person in line before you waits to decide on until they’re in front of the register.

10. "Tall"

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What it means to regular people: They're confused when they learn this is basically a "small."

What it means to Starbucks addicts: You've never actually ordered this size because it's basically for a child.

11. "Secret Menu"

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What it means to regular people: The mythical hidden list of drinks you can order at Starbucks.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: NOT REAL. Your barista can make literally any drink so long as you say the ingredients you want.

12. "Lid"

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What it means to regular people: What you put on top of your coffee cup.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: What comes off the top of your cup, causing coffee or tea to spill everywhere.

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13. "Points"

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What it means to regular people: The rewards system at Starbucks.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: Getting to 125 as fast as possible has basically become a game to you.

15. "Room"

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What it means to regular people: The space the barista leaves in the coffee for you to add milk, creamer, sugar, etc.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: You don't need it.

17. "Gold Card"

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What it means to regular people: The highest level of Starbucks membership.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: If you've earned it, it's the sign that you're a TRUE Starbucks addict.

18. "Starbucks"

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What it means to regular people: A popular coffee chain.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: The place you go when you're not at home or at work.

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