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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"

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.
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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"

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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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.

3. "Venti"

What it means to regular people: Italian for "20."What it means to Starbucks addicts: Your go-to coffee size.
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What it means to regular people: Italian for "20."

What it means to Starbucks addicts: Your go-to coffee size.

4. "Line"

What it means to regular people: A group of people waiting in an orderly fashion.What it means to Starbucks addicts: The human barrier between you and caffeinated bliss.
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What it means to regular people: A group of people waiting in an orderly fashion.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: The human barrier between you and caffeinated bliss.

5. "Frappuccino"

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.
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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.

6. "Trenta"

What it means to regular people: Italian for "30" and the largest cup size at Starbucks.What it means to Starbucks addicts: You're not fucking around.
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What it means to regular people: Italian for "30" and the largest cup size at Starbucks.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: You're not fucking around.

7. "Cup"

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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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.

8. "Dunkin' Donuts"

What it means to regular people: A coffee chain.What it means to Starbucks addicts: The obviously inferior option to Starbucks.
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What it means to regular people: A coffee chain.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: The obviously inferior option to Starbucks.

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"

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.
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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"

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.
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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"

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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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.

13. "Points"

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.
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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.

14. "Birthday"

What it means to regular people: The day you are born.What it means to Starbucks addicts: The day you get a free drink at Starbucks.
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What it means to regular people: The day you are born.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: The day you get a free drink at Starbucks.

15. "Room"

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.
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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.

16. "Pumpkin Spice Latte"

What it means to regular people: A popular fall beverage. What it means to Starbucks addicts: You wouldn't be caught dead actually ordering one of these.
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What it means to regular people: A popular fall beverage.

What it means to Starbucks addicts: You wouldn't be caught dead actually ordering one of these.

17. "Gold Card"

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.
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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"

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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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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