21 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Atlanta

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1. OTP

OTP

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What this means normally: An acronym for “On The Prowl.”What this means in Atlanta: Outside the Perimeter, where Atlanta as you know it ceases to exist to be replaced by scary-sounding suburbs that you venture into to get Zaxby’s or climb Stone Mountain.

2. Peachtree

Peachtree

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What this means normally: A tree that grows peaches. What this means in Atlanta: The name of like a thousand streets that you probably still don’t quite know the difference between.

3. Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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What this means normally: A means of communal transit used to navigate a city, either above or below ground. What this means in Atlanta: The single least pleasant means of being harassed by strangers as you travel in one of four directions.

4. Airport

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What this means normally: Where airplanes arrive and depart from. What this means in Atlanta: Hartsfield-Jackson, the only area of the city with a decent subway system.

5. Midnight Snack

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What this means normally: Food eaten from the refrigerator in the middle of the night. What this means if you’re from Atlanta: The nearest Waffle House.

6. The Beat

21 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Atlanta

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What this means normally: The rhythmic percussion of music. What this means if you’re from Atlanta: 95.5: The only radio station everyone was ever able to agree on, may it rest in peace. Try turning on V-103 without someone complaining about “music today.”

7. Snow Flurry

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