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16 Words That Have a Completely Different Meaning When You Go Home From Uni

Going back home for the summer is always fun. But the difference between home and uni can sometimes be too much.

1. Night Out. 

What it means at uni: going to the SU with no more than £10 and having the best time.

What it means at home: spending the whole night drinking expensive alcohol and saying, “it’s just not as good as uni!”

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2. Housework.

What it means at uni: something you have to do because no one else will bother and if you don’t you’ll have to eat cereal out of a pot.

What it means at home: something you feel you no longer have to do because you’re now a “guest”.

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3. Reading.

What it means at uni: something you have to do to actually understand what’s going on.
What it means at home: something you say you’re going to do for fun but don’t actually do at all.

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4. Study. 

What it means at uni: something else you should probably be doing but aren’t.

What it means at home: what your parents have started calling your room since you moved out.

5. Lecture.

What it means at uni: a talk given by a professor that you may or may not find interesting, depending on how tired you are.

What it means at home: an opportunity for your parents to talk about morals and judge your life choices.

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6. Food.

What it means at uni: something you don’t eat enough of.

What it means at home: something you eat too much of.

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7. All-nighter.

What it means at uni: the night you spend writing your essay before having to hand it in at 10am.

What it means at home: a night you spend awake doing nothing because your sleeping pattern is still ruined from uni all-nighters.

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8. 9am.

What it means at uni: an everyday reminder of the classes you’re missing.

What it means at home: a time you’re usually asleep until your mum decides to wake you up.

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9. Friends.

What it means at uni: a group of people who live with you and have seen you at your absolute worst.

What it means at home: people you once were close with but have now drifted from.

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10. Library.

What it means at uni: your second home that holds the key to your academic success.

What it means at home: a place you haven’t been to since you were 6.

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11. Shopping.

What it means at uni: discounts.

What it means at home: walking around the supermarket with your parents hoping they don’t notice everything you’re putting in the trolley. Also hoping you don’t bump into anyone you know.

12. Finals.

What it means at uni: the tense and last part of your university year.

What it means at home: football and beer.

13. Students.

What it means at uni: everyone you ever know and want to spend all your time with.

What it means at home: school kids you actively avoid.

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14. TV.

What it means at uni: a laptop in bed with Netflix.

What it means at home: awkwardly watching The One Show with your parents.

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15. Photos.

What it means at uni: embarrassing things you’re tagged in on Facebook that remind you of the night before.

What it means at home: embarrassing things on the walls that remind you of your awkward childhood.

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16. University.

What it means at uni: Your worst nightmare. Somewhere you can’t wait to get away from.

What it means at home: The greatest thing ever. Somewhere you can’t wait to go back to.

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