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2022-06-12 12:40:10 PM  
As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"
 
2022-06-12 12:47:19 PM  

Winterlight: As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"


No one from California says "Cali".

/Or "San Fran"
//I'm on "The 101" right now
///It's "hella" dope
 
2022-06-12 1:02:35 PM  

8 inches: No one from California says "Cali".


I do. And I was born and raised there.

Also:

LL COOL J - Going Back To Cali (Official Music Video)
Youtube FdizL4on-Rc
 
2022-06-12 1:11:47 PM  

Winterlight: 8 inches: No one from California says "Cali".

I do. And I was born and raised there.

Also:

[YouTube video: LL COOL J - Going Back To Cali (Official Music Video)]


LL Cool J is a pioneer but I prefer this one.

The Notorious B.I.G | Going Back To Cali [ No Introduction Skit ]
Youtube 6F6hPqOuo2o
 
2022-06-12 1:13:31 PM  

Winterlight: 8 inches: No one from California says "Cali".

I do. And I was born and raised there.

Also:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/FdizL4on-Rc]


Sure, 40 years ago.

They also used to say "Far out", "Groovy", and "Jive Turkey".
 
2022-06-12 1:45:26 PM  

8 inches: Winterlight: 8 inches: No one from California says "Cali".

I do. And I was born and raised there.

Also:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/FdizL4on-Rc]

Sure, 40 years ago.

They also used to say "Far out", "Groovy", and "Jive Turkey".


And I still do, because I'm totally tubular.
 
2022-06-12 1:47:26 PM  
Like, for sure, totally?
 
2022-06-12 2:01:23 PM  

8 inches: Winterlight: As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"

No one from California says "Cali".

/Or "San Fran"
//I'm on "The 101" right now
///It's "hella" dope


Did you just tell someone from California that no one from California uses the word the person from California just used?

Is this you, by any chance?

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2022-06-12 3:07:29 PM  
Uh, what are you doing here?
 
2022-06-12 3:07:47 PM  

Winterlight: As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"


Do you end every sentence with an interrogation point?
 
2022-06-12 3:09:14 PM  
There are at least a couple, the Southern California one being a degenerate version of the NorCal species.
 
2022-06-12 3:12:17 PM  
Hella lame, everyone knows hella started with the surfers
 
2022-06-12 3:12:49 PM  
I live 700 miles from L.A. and I'm still in California. Yes, there are 'regional dialects'.
 
2022-06-12 3:13:21 PM  

blondambition: Winterlight: As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"

Do you end every sentence with an interrogation point?


Is that a rhetorical question?
 
2022-06-12 3:14:05 PM  
Frank Zappa - Valley Girl
Youtube p-LArv-sEQU
 
2022-06-12 3:16:52 PM  
Like, for sure, it's totally rad, gag me with a spoon.

/ no BBQ
// third slashie stuck on the 405
 
2022-06-12 3:17:15 PM  

Flint Largechest: I live 700 miles from L.A. and I'm still in California. Yes, there are 'regional dialects'.


The Maine, Boston, long island, Staten island, jersey, Baltimore accent are all the same accent, just variations of it. The  northern half of the east coast has the same accent, it's just like south half the west coast has the same west coast accent with variations throughout the 1000+ miles of coast
 
2022-06-12 3:19:27 PM  
I'm from Atlantic Canada and have spoken to many Americans over the phone in different jobs, and it once occurred to me that Californians seem to have the least of an accent to me than people from any other state.  I mean I can hear it a bit, but my theory is, it's probably the amount of U.S. movies and TV that we consume here, a lot of which comes out of California.
 
2022-06-12 3:20:18 PM  
I like totally do a killer Valley Girl accent...
 
2022-06-12 3:20:39 PM  

Winterlight: 8 inches: No one from California says "Cali".

I do. And I was born and raised there.

Also:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/FdizL4on-Rc]



Couple things, LL Cool J was born and raised in NY.  Second, not a single local I've known in my half century in CA refers to this state as "Cali".  With that said, about 80% of people that live around me are transplants and do say "Cali".  You've been hella influenced, my friend
 
2022-06-12 3:20:53 PM  
The Californians: Stuart Has Cancer - SNL
Youtube Tt-tG6ufH90
 
2022-06-12 3:21:03 PM  
Valley accents aren't as common (or hot) as popular media has made me believe.
 
2022-06-12 3:22:57 PM  
New York City is where English is spoken properly.  Everywhere else has an accent.
 
2022-06-12 3:25:18 PM  
Moon Zappa Valley Girl
Youtube Qb21lsCQ3EM
 
2022-06-12 3:26:35 PM  
When I lived in Los Angeles, almost all gringos over 40 who are born and raised in that town sounded like a honking twanging Midwesterner.  More subtle than Illinois but it was remarkable.  Turns out lots of the ofays in Los Angeles, their grandparents came from MN, IA, etc.
 
2022-06-12 3:29:19 PM  
I lived in the L.A. basin.
What part.
Anaheim.
(And this concludes my tutorial on how I tell someone outside of California where I used to live.)
 
2022-06-12 3:30:05 PM  
It's like an El Paso accent and not like a Texas accent.
 
2022-06-12 3:32:44 PM  

blondambition: Winterlight: As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"

Do you end every sentence with an interrogation point?


Is there a point to your question?
 
2022-06-12 3:33:28 PM  
TFA is the first time that I've encountered "vocal fry" referred to as "creaky voice".  It is a fairly apt description.
 
2022-06-12 3:34:35 PM  
Im from southern CA. Moved to Boston in 2004 and everyone knew I was from CA.
 
2022-06-12 3:36:25 PM  
Used to go to Yreka and Weed quite often.  Nobody talked with your so-called "California accent".

/ oh, you mean "California" like the southwestern  quarter or so
 
2022-06-12 3:40:36 PM  
what a stupid stupid article. in Massachusetts alone there are 4 distinctly different dialects. California has many more, as well as ways of saying certain words that make your ears say 'Fresno'.

over 320 languages are spoken in 'murica. damn right there are accents.
 
2022-06-12 3:42:36 PM  
They say all native Californians come from Iowa.
- Walter Neff
 
2022-06-12 3:57:59 PM  
Sure. There's also a California Sonata and a California Elantra.

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2022-06-12 3:59:06 PM  
Totally. farking, Valley Girls!
 
2022-06-12 3:59:54 PM  

Gilligann: Im from southern CA. Moved to Boston in 2004 and everyone knew I was from CA.


Why? Because you actually pronounced the letter "R"?
 
2022-06-12 4:00:27 PM  
People are sitting here trying to argue that the shorthand use of California isn't used by natives.

Wow.
 
2022-06-12 4:03:20 PM  

Winterlight: As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"


Isn't it weird how that happens? I codeswitch like a fiend, most of the time without realizing it. I have a back-home Cajun accent/wordset, a "generic Southern charmer" accent/wordset when dealing with most people, and a neutral accent/wordset for dealing with people I don't know/am trying to impress, like in business or formal social situations (speaking like "les Americains", according to my great-grandfather).

I live in Ohio now, with my wife. First time I yelled "AAIIEEEE!" during a concert of a local Cajun band (yeah, there is one, its wild), my wife looked at me like I was an alien, LOL.
 
2022-06-12 4:04:39 PM  
This is how Real Californians talk

Cheech And Chong's Next Movie (1980) - Clip 1: Boom! (HD)
Youtube U2h5wHHK3Mw
 
2022-06-12 4:11:02 PM  
There are multiple California accents. Old school Boomers from SF sound almost exactly like New Jersey Italians. Here in SD we hear a lot of verbal fry and upspeak, as well  as a slew of slang terms you won't encounter yet anywhere else. It's farkin gnarly.

LA is a mix of everything; is kind of a bastardized accent.
 
2022-06-12 4:21:26 PM  

Teddy Brosevelt: New York City is where English is spoken properly.  Everywhere else has an accent.


Uh huh.
 
2022-06-12 4:30:49 PM  

Gough: TFA is the first time that I've encountered "vocal fry" referred to as "creaky voice".  It is a fairly apt description.


In a World - Smoothie
Youtube vvficd_IxBc


fun movie
 
2022-06-12 4:34:24 PM  
Pardon, my dear. But mightn't I trouble you to fetch a spoon so that I may gag upon it?
 
2022-06-12 4:40:06 PM  
Fred Armisen Does Every North American Accent | Standup For Drummers | Netflix Is A Joke
Youtube G72tZdjnS2A


/right to jail, right away
 
2022-06-12 4:47:21 PM  
Inland Empire has a midwestern meth accent.
 
2022-06-12 4:55:50 PM  
"...Cali..."

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2022-06-12 4:56:47 PM  

Winterlight: blondambition: Winterlight: As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"

Do you end every sentence with an interrogation point?

Is there a point to your question?


What's your damage, Heather?
 
2022-06-12 4:58:47 PM  

blondambition: Winterlight: As someone from Cali (SoCal and also spent time in the bay area) who has also lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Tennessee, I can assure you there is indeed a California accent. And there are regional dialects across the state, as well. I fall back into my native LA accent whenever I'm back in town, which always freaks out my friends back home in Tennessee. "What the hell happened to you, man? Did you get all California on us?"

Do you end every sentence with an interrogation point?


Yes?
 
2022-06-12 5:00:26 PM  

CoonAce: When I lived in Los Angeles, almost all gringos over 40 who are born and raised in that town sounded like a honking twanging Midwesterner.  More subtle than Illinois but it was remarkable.  Turns out lots of the ofays in Los Angeles, their grandparents came from MN, IA, etc.


The desert dwellers and the Central Valley still sound like Okies.
 
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2022-06-12 5:04:02 PM  

Billy Liar: Used to go to Yreka and Weed quite often.  Nobody talked with your so-called "California accent".


Yreka is so far north it's basically Oregon with lower property taxes.
 
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