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10 Words To Know Before Watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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    Kimmy Schmidt lives in her own world. It's a cross between middle school, the year 1999, and present-day New York. Mix in the fact that she was held hostage by an insane (if handsome) preacher for 15 years, and you have what can only be described as a unique worldview — and the vocabulary to go with it.

    Whether she's using outdated slang or just plain confusing phrases (hash brown, no filter), Kimmy's vocab is a delightful mess. And since season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is now streaming on Netflix, it's time for a refresher. Ahead, 10 Kimmyisms from season 1 — you might as well learn them now. There will be plenty more in season 2.

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    au bon pain
    noun \ō-, bän- ˈpan\

    : (fancy, faux foreign) used to express feelings of surprise, disbelief, or mild anger <Pardon my French, but au bon pain.>

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    beyoncé
    interjection \ˈbē-yän-ˈsā\

    : (fancy, faux foreign) an expression of gratitude in response to something given or done <“Would you like water?” “Beyoncé.”>

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    ham sandwich
    noun \ˈham- ˈsan(d)-ˌwich\

    : a food-based stand-in for a low-grade profanity <What in the ham sandwich?>

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    hash brown
    noun \ˈhash- ˈbrau̇n\

    : a not-right (but, really, not-wrong) way to describe the symbol # on social media <hash brown, no filter>

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    hola morning
    interjection \ ō ‘lä-ˈmȯr-niŋ \

    : used to say hello to a Spanish speaker in the morning <¡hola morning, Vera!>