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Old 11-10-2005, 01:46 PM
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is there such a thing as NorCal accent?

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One of my buddies says there is a difference between the NorCal and SoCal accent. Is this true? Any examples?

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Old 11-10-2005, 01:57 PM
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Not accents but the way we carry conversations are different. People from NorCal can Totally tell I'm from SoCal, u kno wut i'm mean bro? haha We just tend to use more slang
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being from norcal, its been pointed out that i use the word "hella" often
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"hella" and the variation (which pisses me off big time) "hecka" are given. But I'm talking about an actual way they say their words.

One example my buddy used was "king". In NorCal, supposedly they pronounce it "keeng". I know it's subtle, but I just want to know one way or the other. I've tried googling it but I come up with nothing.

The other one is SoCal says "take the 15 north" where NorCal say "take 15 north".
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Man, I grew up in the bay and went to college in LA...after school moved back home...now i end up back down here. I havent noticed any of those accents...maybe different sayings or slang tho
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yup, i'm from norcal and have noticed only what's already been pointed out ("hella" and the "the" before the freeway). other than that i haven't noticed a difference in accent.
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I grew up in NorCal. I know that all of me and my cousins and friends all said "Hella" and "Hecka" way too much. Now that im in SoCal i dont say it much. That's probable the only difference you could point out between the two.
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that's mad sick, my girl is from ny. i'm from hella norcal where we get crunk, sometimes i visit socal yo
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I grew up in NorCal. I know that all of me and my cousins and friends all said "Hella" and "Hecka" way too much. Now that im in SoCal i dont say it much. That's probable the only difference you could point out between the two.
One of the 1st things I noticed when I came up to SF/Norcal recently was the overuse of the word "Hella." I was about to distribute slaps everytime I heard it LOL. I don't know about our accents, but I did notice that NorCal people like to hang out in packs (ride share & what not to a place) while we SoCal people will all just meet up somewhere.
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"hella" and the variation (which pisses me off big time) "hecka" are given. But I'm talking about an actual way they say their words.

One example my buddy used was "king". In NorCal, supposedly they pronounce it "keeng". I know it's subtle, but I just want to know one way or the other. I've tried googling it but I come up with nothing.

The other one is SoCal says "take the 15 north" where NorCal say "take 15 north".
Haha last month while in SoCal I asked my friend if we were on I-10 and I got corrected Actually I have another friend visiting here in SoFla from LA and today he goes "take the 95 to Lake Worth". I was like jeez this is not LA...

It's weird because I sometimes say "hella" myself, and I know at least a couple people here that have nothing to do with NorCal that use it a lot.
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I've lived in both places... not so much an accent difference. It's not like SoCal is the South or anything. But, one major difference is quite apparent, NorCal uses "Hella" often and we use "Dude." And if you don't use either, you don't count. XD
Now, having spent time up North, I happen to use Hella from time to time. But Dude will always be more prevalent. XP
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i f'in hate the word hella...we use bro a lottt more i think than they do
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Well, "Bro" is widely used by some people, but not to put anyone in groups, I've noticed only certain ethnic backgrounds as using it often. Asians for one tend not to. I've heard some that overly use it in every other sentence.
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im from socal and attend school up at berkeley. the only difference i've noticed is the use of "hella" as well. i heard it once in a while back home but this is outrageous.
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I've never noticed an accent. What everyone out here is referring to is more "slang"... wouldn't say there's an accent though.

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