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16 Words That Have a Completely Different Meaning When You’re a Student

Student life is a bubble with its own vocabulary. Must not confuse with real world meanings.

1. Nap

What it means: A brief sleep during the day.

What it means to students: An excuse to go back to bed for 8 more hours.

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2. Loan

What it means: A sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest.

What it means to students: Free money that doesn’t come often enough.

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3. Weekend

What it means: Saturday and Sunday; the end of the week; a time for leisure.

What it means to students: Just another day; a time you can’t go out because everywhere is full of locals.

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4. Union

What it means: A society or association formed by a group of people with shared interests; usually political.

What it means to students: A place you go to drink cheap alcohol.

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5. Pass

What it means: A success in an exam or test.

What it means to students: You done bad.

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6. Breakfast

What it means: A meal eaten in the morning.

What it means to students: A meal eaten at around 1pm.

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7. Cleaning

What it means: To remove dirt and tidy.

What it means to students: Something you do to put off more important things.

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8. Quiet drink

What it means: A casual alcoholic beverage, max 2.

What it means to students: The beginning of a very sordid night out.

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9. Busy 

What it means: Having a lot to do; heavily occupied

What it means to students: Having a lot to do but doing absolutely none of it.

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10. Career 

What it means: An occupation you undertake for life.

What it means to students: Huh?

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11. “I have no money”

What it means: You have no money.

What it means to students: You can still afford a Domino’s.

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12. Holiday 

What it means: A short period spent away from work.

What it means to students: Something you get like 4 times a year, approx 16 weeks in total; a time to go back to your parents and replenish yourself.

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13. Expensive

What it means: Something that costs a lot of money.

What it means to students: Literally everything.

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14. No [when asked to go to the pub]

What it means: No.

What it means to students: No, maybe, could be easily tempted.

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15. Studying

What it means: To gain knowledge by reading books.

What it means to students: Browsing Facebook and Wikipedia until the panic sets in and you finally do something productive.

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16. Hungover

What it means: Feeling incredibly rough after drinking.

What it means to students: Ready for round two.

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