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13 Everyday Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning For Bikers!

Bikers are people who do something every day most people don’t ever do in their life. They mount these “dangerous” two wheels, take all the risk, and ride their way to wherever they want. It’s a community that has a lot in common with people who don’t ride (we aren’t aliens after all!), but a lot that isn’t. Bikers can be an esoteric bunch at times, and these words prove just that. While they have one meaning for the rest of the world, they have an entirely different meaning for bikers!

1. Coupon

Rest of the World:
A piece of paper or code that entitles one to a discount at a particular establishment

Bikers:
A speeding ticket given by a cop. A.k.a. “Fast Riding Award”

2. PMS

Rest of the World:
Premenstrual Syndrome, a medical condition experienced by women before the occurrence of the menstrual cycle, where they experience increased emotional distress, fatigue, irritability, and sometimes depression. A.k.a. A man’s worst nightmare

Bikers:
Parked Motorcycle Syndrome, a state of mind experienced by a biker who has had his motorcycle parked in the garage for way too long, and hasn’t been able to ride for some reason. Symptoms of a biker’s PMS aren’t much different from that of a woman!

3. Ape Hangers

Rest of the World:
Apes, an animal species, hanging from trees, etc.

Bikers:
Handlebars on a motorcycle that extend beyond a rider’s shoulder in their height

4.BAMBI

Rest of the World:
A cute little baby deer from a Disney movie whose mother meets an untimely death

Bikers:
Born-Again-Middle-Aged-Biker, a biker who quit riding in his youth for some reason, but has now gotten the sense to embrace the lifestyle again!

5. Binders

Rest of the World:
A folder with rings used to hold a lot of papers in

Bikers:
The brakes on their motorcycle

6. Heat

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Rest of the World:
Temperature of a high relative intensity, measured in measures like Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, etc.

Bikers:
The police!

7. Wrench

Rest of the World:
A tool used to twist a nut, a bolt, and other such things

Bikers:
The guy who twists your bike in all the right places and makes sure it keeps running. A.k.a. Mechanic!

8. Rippin’ It Up

Rest of the World:
To tear apart an object

Bikers:
Twisting the throttle to the limits, and riding very aggressively. A.k.a. Hammering Down!

9. Brain Bucket

Rest of the World:
Something that seems right out of a horror movie!

Bikers:
A motorcycle helmet! A.k.a. Skid lid

10. Backyard

Rest of the World:
The open area at the backside of a house used for various outdoor activities

Bikers:
A place they ride to often, and feel like “at home”!

11. Sled

Rest of the World:
A platform mounted on a runner towed by animals or a vehicle, for transportation on snowy slopes

Bikers:
A motorcycle!

12. Squid

Rest of the World:
A ten-armed animal belonging to the class of cephalopods

Bikers:
A rider who has absolutely no concern for safety and thinks that safety gear is a gimmick

13. Stay Vertical

Rest of the World:
The trait of maintaining an upright body posture

Bikers:
The trait of keeping both the tires on the road and not trying to defy the forces of gravity!

What are some of the other everyday words and phrases you’ve seen bikers use with a completely different meaning? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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