19 Words You Don’t Actually Understand Unless You’re From Ann Arbor

You don’t know the meaning of “reuben” until you’ve eaten at Zingerman’s.

Cold

Cold

What other people think it means: When it drops below 60 degrees outside.

 

What Ann Arborites know it means: When it drops below zero degrees outside.

 

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The Rock

The Rock

What other people think it means: That guy who’s in the Fast & Furious movies.

 

What Ann Arborites know it means: A place where you can post an important message in spray paint.

 

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Reuben

Reuben

What other people think it means: A sandwich made with corned beef.

 

What Ann Arborites know it means: #2 on the Zingerman’s menu, quite possibly the greatest sandwich in existence.

 

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Quad

Quad

What other people think it means: Your front leg muscle.

 

What Ann Arborites know it means: That place where all the law students are.

 

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