Despite all the zombie and witch theories making the rounds online, Riverdale has thus far remained a completely non-supernatural show. But even though the problems afflicting the town aren't paranormal, the dialogue occasionally veers into the realm of the strange. When they're not peppering their speech with pop culture references — Blue Jasmine, Betty Draper, and Ansel Elgort have all been name-dropped — the kids of Riverdale are saying things like, "Here's the wheels, Baby Jane" and talking about a drug called jingle jangle. Here, a guide to every important phrase, place, or thing mentioned on Riverdale, to be updated as season two continues because they must intend to further explain jingle jangle.
Aquaholics. Riverdale High School's water polo team. You'd think a town with such a rampant crime problem wouldn't play so fast and loose with alcoholism puns.
Bijou. Riverdale's movie theater. Jughead and Archie go here every year on Jughead's birthday, but when Jughead turned 16, Betty went with him instead.
Blue and Gold. Riverdale High's student-run newspaper. Betty and Jughead serve as basically the entire staff; Betty's mother Alice serves as an advisor.
Bulldogs. Riverdale High's mascot. Also the name of the school's football team.
Greendale. A town neighboring Riverdale. It sits on the other side of the Sweetwater River and is the home of Sabrina Spellman. It's also where Mrs. Grundy was living when she was murdered in the season two premiere.
Here's the wheels, Baby Jane. A Cheryl Blossom idiom that appears to mean, "This is how it's gonna be, bitch." It is likely a reference to the 1962 movie Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as sisters with an extremely complicated relationship.
Ho Zone. Riverdale's lone strip club.
Innuendo. A gay bar in Riverdale, dubbed "tragic" by Kevin.
Jingle jangle. An illegal drug, possibly an upper. According to Sheriff Keller, usage is on the rise in Riverdale. In 1969, Archie's fictional band the Archies released a song called "Jingle Jangle." It does not appear to be about drugs.
Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe. Iconic Riverdale diner owned by Pop Tate. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead all spend plenty of their free time there, but so do the adults. Hermione Lodge has worked there, Fred Andrews was shot there, and basically everyone else has been inside at least once.
River Vixens. Riverdale High's cheerleading squad. After Cheryl's resignation, Veronica is currently the team captain. Betty is also a member.
Sisters of Quiet Mercy. Group home where Alice Cooper sent Polly after discovering that she was pregnant with Jason's twins. Alice also spent time during her pregnancy with Betty and Polly's long-lost brother, who was put up for adoption.
Sticky maple. Method of slut-shaming employed by some of Riverdale High's more disgusting students. It involves posting a photo of the girl you hooked up with (or pretended to hook up with) on social media, but with maple syrup Photoshopped on her face.
Sweetwater River. Dividing line between Riverdale and Greendale.
Thornhill. Blossom ancestral home. Destroyed when Cheryl burned it down at the end of season one.
Twilight Drive-In. Drive-in movie theater where Jughead worked and sometimes lived before it was demolished by Hiram Lodge, who purchased the land it sat on for his SoDale development project.
Whyte Wyrm. Preferred hangout of the Southside Serpents. It is notable both for having a completely insane way of spelling "wyrm" and being the place where Cliff Blossom shot his son Jason in the head.