If You've Said This 'Slang' Word, You're Probably From California
By Rebekah Gonzalez
September 14, 2021
In a country as diverse as America, accents and colloquialisms vary in every state you visit.
The slang word that the study chose for California is "hella."
According to Stacker:
"California gets a reputation for being a state of surfers and skateboarders. One place this reputation stems from is their slang. For example, hella, which means really, very, or a lot of,originated among Northern Californians in the 1970s, and is used widely across the state today."
To find common slang words in each state, Stacker took data from various sources.
But that's far from the only interesting slang words that Californians use in everyday speech.
- (To) bum
- Post up
- Trip (out)
- Rock (something)