In New England, certain words in the English language take on a totally different meaning, and most of them will make little to no sense unless you’ve lived there.
One BuzzFeed list takes on a collection of words that can only be truly understood by people from Connecticut, and if you’re not from around those parts, you might want to take this opportunity to learn just what exactly “apizza” is.
Out-of-towners think: A chain of coffee shops where you can get coffee and doughnuts.
Connecticut locals know: There is no Starbucks, only Dunkin’.
Out-of-towners think: Possessing an otherworldly or ethereal quality
Out-of-towners think: You’re saying “pizza” weird.
Out-of-towners think: A fall-centric spice
Connecticut locals know: Connecticut is known as the Nutmeg State, but not all locals know why — which, according to the Connecticut State Library, is that the nickname comes from an urban legend about Connecticut “Yankee peddlers” selling wooden nutmegs, though some versions of the story say that buyers just didn’t know that they had to grate the nutmeg first.
Out-of-towners think: Some grocery store.
Connecticut locals know: Where to start? Singing animals. Soft serve ice cream. The world’s most well-traveled grocery bag. If you were wondering, it’s also been compared to Disneyland by the New York Times.