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21 Words You Don’t Actually Understand Unless You’re From Fairfield County

1. Stew Leonard’s

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.

ID: 7830813

2. Greenwich

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.

ID: 7830763

3. 203

203

 

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What other people think it means: A random series of three digits.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Your area code, baby!

ID: 7830830

4. The Merritt

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.

ID: 7830781

5. Prep

Prep

 

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What other people think it means: To prepare for something.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where some of your Catholic guy friends departed public school for.

ID: 7830753

6. Preppy

Preppy

 

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What other people think it means: What everyone in Fairfield County wears.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Only bros actually rock the Vineyard Vines and Polo.

ID: 7830826

7. Metro-North

Metro-North

 

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What other people think it means: A rail system.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: The train you (drunkenly) rode to get to a concert at MSG during high school.

ID: 7830754

8. FCIACs

FCIACs

 

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What other people think it means: This has to be an acronym for something, right?
What people from Fairfield County know it means: The highlight of your high school sports career.

ID: 7830756

9. Colony

Colony

 

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What other people think it means: A settlement of people.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: The best pizza.

ID: 7830757

10. Sono

Sono

 

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What other people think it means: Italian for “I am.”
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where most of the best bars are. Also, the aquarium.

ID: 7830758

11. Seasons

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.

ID: 7830837

12. The City

The City

 

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What other people think it means: A large town.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where your parents probably commute to every day.

ID: 7830769

13. Rams and Blue Wave

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Facebook: bluewavefootball

 

What other people think it means: A mammal, and a feature of the ocean, respectively.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Arguably the fiercest rivalry in the FCIACs. BRUTAL STUFF.

ID: 7855842

14. Westport

Westport

 

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What other people think it means: A town.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where all the artsy-fartsy former yuppies live.

ID: 7830760

15. Lax

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.

ID: 7830764

16. Valencia

Valencia

 

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What other people think it means: A city in Spain.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Where you (and Guy Fieri) get BOMB-ASS Venezuelan food. AND OMG THE GREEN SAUCE.

ID: 7830806

17. The Sound

The Sound

 

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What other people think it means: Noise.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: The closest thing you’ll get to a “beach.”

ID: 7830771

18. 95

95

 

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What other people think it means: A number between 94 and 96.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: Even crazier drivers, plus trucks, without the scenery of the Merritt.

ID: 7830779

19. Bluefish

Bluefish

 

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What other people think it means: A type of fish.
What people from Fairfield County know it means: What you had to settle for when your parents didn’t feel like taking you to a Yankees game.

ID: 7830784

20. Alive at Five

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.

ID: 7830789

21. Fairfield County

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.

ID: 7830765

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.

ID: 7884393

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