1. King James

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Keith Allison
What it means everywhere else: A popular, very plain version of the Christian Bible, often found in hotel rooms. What it means in Akron: LeBron Raymone James, the best basketball player to ever walk the earth and a hometown hero who is once again back at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

2. Zippy

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: The University of Akron via Facebook
What it means everywhere else: Quick, speedy. What it means in Akron: The kangaroo mascot at the University of Akron loved by everyone.

3. Rubber Duck

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User jdsmith1021
What it means everywhere else: A toy children play with during bath time. What it means in Akron: The local minor league team, the Akron RubberDucks, formally the Akron Aeros.

4. Buckeyes

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User stevendepolo
What it means everywhere else: A tree. What it means in Akron: The most delicious treat in the world, a ball of peanut butter dipped in chocolate; also see, Ohio State Buckeyes sports.

5. Hoppin’ Frog

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Bernt Rostad
What it means everywhere else: A frog doing what frogs do best. What it means in Akron: A local brewery, once ranked 17th best in the world.

6. Luigi

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Sam Howzit
What it means everywhere else: A plumber who loves throwing fireballs and smashing mushrooms. What it means in Akron: Luigi’s Restaurant, home to some of the best pizza in town.

7. Blossom

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User skyseeker
What it means everywhere else: Flowers that form on stone fruit trees. What it means in Akron: Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, a multi-genre venue that hosts the best shows around.

8. Kent State

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Dana Beveridge
What it means everywhere else: A school somewhere in America in the imaginary state of Kent. What it means in Akron: The worst; huge rivals with Akron and current holders of the travelling wagon wheel trophy.

9. Wrestling

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Hypnotica Studios Infinite
What it means everywhere else: An ancient sport in which two participants try to force each other into submission. What it means in Akron: Similar to traditional wrestling, only with copious amounts of mud; Akron has used mud wrestling as an excuse to party since inventing this pseudo-sport in the 1930s.

10. Sauerkraut Balls

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User lancefisher
What it means everywhere else: The result of playing with one’s food. What it means in Akron: Deep fried balls of sauerkraut that should be exponentially more popular in the rest of the country, yet somehow no one has heard of them.

11. Cadillac

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User K_Dafalias
What it means everywhere else: A fancy car. What it means in Akron: An extremely steep hill in Akron, also known as Bates Hill.

12. Devil Strip

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Crystal “Still Learning” Agozzino
What it means everywhere else: Like the Las Vegas Strip, only full of people dressed in devil costumes. What it means in Akron: The small strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street.

13. Pop

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User La Priz
What it means everywhere else: The sound a bubble makes when it explodes. What it means in Akron: The word used in place of soda or soft drink in the Akron region. The only acceptable word to use for a sugary, carbonated beverage.

14. Black Keys

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User JessicaSarahS
What it means everywhere else: The tiny keys on a piano that sound sharp or flat, ruining a song when unintentionally hit. What it means in Akron: A local duo of musicians that have been making awesome music since 2001. Maybe even guys you know through a friend of a friend of a friend.

15. Jojo

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Ron Dollete
What it means everywhere else: A full name, or often a nickname you give your friend Joseph or Joanne. What it means in Akron: Wedges of deep fried potato similar to potato wedges though often thicker; something that must be tried with chicken.

16. Racers

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Akron Racers via Facebook
What it means everywhere else: People competing to be the first to finish something. What it means in Akron: The local professional women’s softball team.

17. May Day

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User PetroleumJelliffe
What it means everywhere else: A distress call often made by pilots when their plane is crashing. What it means in Akron: A party event at University of Akron with tons of house parties and plenty of beer.

18. Soap Box

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Ben Husmann
What it means everywhere else: A box used to hold multiple bars of soap. What it means in Akron: Tiny gravity propelled cars that competitors use to race in the Soap Box Derby World Championships held each year at Akron’s Derby Downs.

19. Strickland

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Strickland’s Frozen Custard via Facebook (cropped)
What it means everywhere else: A place with tons of rules and regulations What it means in Akron: Strickland’s Frozen Custard, home to the richest, most delicious ice cream around.

20. Archie

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Facebook user “The Bring Back The Archie the Snowman” Fan Page
What it means everywhere else: A comic book series featuring lovable teenager Archie and his posse. See also: short name for Archibald. What it means in Akron: A giant 20 ft. tall snowman that can be seen at Chapel Hill Mall for the first time in a decade.

21. Flicking

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Marco Gomes
What it means everywhere else: Causing something to fling with a sharp movement, usually done with fingers. What it means in Akron: Skipping a day of classes.

22. Good Year

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Emilio Labrador
What it means everywhere else: A year that was pleasurable or brought great fortune. What it means in Akron: The local Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company well known for their Goodyear blimp.

23. Skyway

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Facebook user SkyWay Drive In Restaurant
What it means everywhere else: An elevated roadway What it means in Akron: A great place to get cheap burgers and home to the SkyHi with its secret sauce.

24. Erie

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Dougtone
What it means everywhere else: Spooky. What it means in Akron: Lake Erie, the closest of the Great Lakes and a fun getaway on a hot summer day.

25. Akron

25 Words That Means Something Different In Akron
Source: Flickr User Triple Tri
What it means everywhere else: Tiny town somewhere in the Midwest with a Kangaroo mascot; the name looks like “acorn.” What it means in Akron: Home; the perfect mix of a college town and a small city with everything anyone would ever need. What other words mean something different in Akron? Tell us in the comments below!