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12 Words That Have A Different Meaning Online

It's been a long time since these words meant their dictionary definition to you. The HP Stream 11 works both online and offline, so we've got you covered either way.

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1. Friend [frend]

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Offline: noun, "A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard."

Online: noun, "A person you don't know but maybe met once although you don't remember and it's too late to ask now. You do know what he had for breakfast and that his daughter turned 8 yesterday. Or maybe it was his friend's kid. Who knows?"

2. Like [lahyk]

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Offline: verb, "Agree in general, slightly above disapproval."

Online: noun, "The GREATEST EVER THING you can ever give someone on the internet no hyperbole whatsoever. Photographs, opinions, and jokes are worthless and never happened if you do not get a like."

3. Favourite [feyv-rit]

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Offline: noun, "A person or thing regarded with special preference."

Online: verb, "A thing given out basically willy-nilly whether you actually like something even remotely or just want to bookmark it to read on the bus."

4. Cloud [kloud]

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Offline: noun, "A visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the Earth's surface."

Online: noun, "The place where our stuff lives so we can get it wherever we are."

5. Post [pohst]

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Offline: noun, "Bits of paper that come through the front door."

Online: noun, "A thing you write on the internet while angry and immediately regret."

7. Mouse [mous]

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Offline: noun, "Any rodent or similar small animal that eats cheese and makes 1950s housewives leap onto chairs."

Online: noun, "A thing that allows us to scroll through the internet with one hand and eat lunch with the other."

9. Follower [fol-oh-er]

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Offline: noun, "A person who follows another in regard to his or her ideas or belief; disciple or adherent; a devotee."

Online: noun, "Someone who just reads your stuff occasionally and unfollows anytime you mention going to the gym."

10. Catfish [kat-fish]

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Offline: noun, "Any of the numerous fishes of the order or suborder Nematognathi (or Siluroidei), characterised by barbels around the mouth and the absence of scales."

Online: noun, "Not whoever they say they are in that chat window."

The HP Stream 11 works both online and offline. Brush up on your vocab.

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