9 Slang Words Californians Say That People Use in WA
"“I'm the Dude, so that's what you call me. That or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing.” - The Dude (The Big Lebowski)
Brah, I don’t know about you, but I find myself sounding more and more like a Californian every day. Maybe it’s picked up in our Washington state vocabulary through the smog from San Fran, or it could be from osmosis? Perhaps it’s the fact that a ton of people who live in Washington state are transplants from California.
I’ve even caught myself saying a ton of these California slang words for years and never noticed where I picked them up. I know that it’s not from watching The OC or Beverly Hills 90210, or even Melrose Place.
It could be picked up from mainstream pop music, like that one catchy song by No Doubt, "Hella Good", or "Tell Me When to Go" from E-40.
If you have caught yourself or one of your family members or friends using any of these 9 slang words Californians say that we use in Washington, then look out. The Californians officially have taken over.
Here Are 9 Slang Words Californians Say That People Always Use in WA
* One of our readers named Caroline just informed us that brah was "in use regularly in Hawaii when I lived there in the late ‘70’s and ‘80’s. Could be Californians picked it up from the surfing culture in Hawaii?"
* One of our readers named Caroline just informed us that "yeah no" was "in use regularly in Hawaii when I lived there in the late ‘70’s and ‘80’s. Could be Californians picked it up from the surfing culture in Hawaii?"
We agree! HA! So take that, California.
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