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    Posted on Oct. 30, 2015

    16 Words That Mean Something Completely Different At Target Canada

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    1. Need

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    What it means at Target: Something you just saw at Target that you’ve suddenly decided you cannot live without.

    What it means at Target Canada: We needed you, and you turned your back on us. Broken-hearted, you never finished what you started.

    2. Bull’s-Eye

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    What it means at Target: A form of hypnotization, something you see and must follow.

    What it means at Target Canada: An aim at which you shot, straight through our hearts. Then you pulled out the bow, and walked back to America, a trail of blood following you.

    3. Dollar

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    What it means at Target: A dedicated spot that unconsciously draws you in.

    What it means at Target Canada: The market value on April 11, 2015.

    4. Time

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    What it means at Target: A way to measure the passing of existence that disappears once you walk inside.

    What it means at Target Canada: A way to measure the passing of an ex lover, who never even tried to make it work. Half a year later and old wounds still have not healed.

    5. A Couple Of Things

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    What it means at Target: At least 15 things.

    What it means at Target Canada: OK a couple of things: First, you come in strong and hot, and we were magnetized, drawn to the promise of affordable nice things. Then, as passion began to wane, you wilted too. You started to pull away, distant and cold. You finally left like a wrecking ball, demolishing any memories we tried to hold onto.

    6. Basket

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    What it means at Target: The compartment you grab before you’re honest with yourself about needing a cart.

    What it means at Target Canada: What I still keep our receipts in. I still read them from time to time.

    7. Dressing Room

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    What it means at Target: An area of the store that you always end up in no matter how many times you tell yourself you won’t.

    What it means at Target Canada: "An area of the store that you always end up in no matter how many times you tell yourself you won’t." Oh wouldn't we like to know.

    8. Route

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    What it means at Target: Your special, unchanging course.

    What it means at Target Canada: On numb, rainy Sundays, I'll walk the empty aisles again — the same routes we used to take, hand-in-hand. The lights are no longer on because store contractors have stopped paying the electricity bills, and there are nothing on the shelves, but I gently run my fingers against the cold white steel.

    9. Clearance

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    What it means at Target: The greatest thing you’ll see all day.

    What it means at Target Canada: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 😪.

    10. Eight

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    What it means at Target: The magical number at the end of a price that signifies an item is on sale. It is usually seen in its natural habitat, a red clearance sticker.

    What it means at Target Canada: The number of slashes to your tires. We saw red, too, but it wasn't a sticker.

    11. Money

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    What it means at Target: Something your wallet wishes it had every time you leave Target.

    What it means at Target Canada: Something of which no amount can compensate for the loss and damages to our trust.

    12. Checkout

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    What it means at Target: An extra opportunity to shop again even when you swore you were finished.

    What it means at Target Canada: The act of removing oneself from reality, paralyzed, and unequipped to deal with the mess you left. We're only starting to learn to trust again.

    13. Starbucks

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    What it means at Target: The first stop you make when you walk through the door that gives you that extra boost you need.

    What it means at Target Canada: We can only hope they don't leave us, too.

    14. Arrow

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    What it means at Target: A guarantee that you’re going to get your items at a way cheaper price.

    What it means at Target Canada: A vehicle with which you ♪ ♫ Shot through the heart and you're to blame, Darlin' you give love a bad name ♪ ♫ I play my part and you play your game... You give love a bad name.

    15. Self-Control

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    What it means at Target: The act of purchasing only 17 things you don’t need instead of 18.

    What it means at Target Canada: Something you need to exercise when American BuzzFeed publishes a charming list of insider-y Target references, and you enrage with jealousy. Because you weren't even given a chance. Not even a chance. And now Tim's locked in the basement, and the blood is on my hands.

    16. Heaven

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    What it means at Target: Being at Target.

    What it means at Target Canada: Being at Zellers.

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