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49 Words That Have Completely Different Meanings To "Seinfeld" Fans

Giddy up.

This does not include words that Seinfeld coined, like “Festivus,” nor does it include phrases, like “close talker.” It is simply single words or names that pre-dated Seinfeld.

Cookie

Cookie

Normal definition: A small sweet cake, typically round, flat, and crisp.

Seinfeld definition: Something to refer to for the key to racial harmony, particularly when said cookie is of the black and white variety.

“Look to the cookie.”

NBC / Via reddit.com

Moviefone

Moviefone

Normal definition: A movie listing and information service — originally a phone number, now a website — from which moviegoers can obtain local showtimes, theatre information, film reviews, or advance tickets.

Seinfeld definition: What Kramer pretends to be when his phone number becomes one digit off from Moviefone’s.

“Why don’t you just tell me the name of the movie you’ve selected?”

NBC / Via youtube.com

Serenity

Serenity

Normal definition: The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.

Seinfeld definition: A phrase used in self-help tapes that ultimately creates the opposite of the desired effect. Not intended to be yelled.

See more: Insanity later; hoochie mama; Lloyd Braun.

NBC / Via avclub.com


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