Nothing can beat a juicy hamburger after you've spent a long day at the beach. The wonderful, gooey cheese, the flavorful beef, and let's not forget the special sauce. If you don't know what we're talking about, then you've never experienced a California staple: In-N-Out!
We love California here, but it's true that those living in Southern California say some pretty unique things. Residents in Southern California just have funny ways of acting and saying things. Just like any other state, you adapt to your surroundings. For most of Southern California, that's a laid-back, beach-culture that takes a relaxed approach to life. We've compiled a list of some of the more popular things Southern Californian's say and do. If you're from Southern California, you will definitely be able to relate to this list.
You may be from Southern California if...
You say: "I am so cold right now"
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You indicate directions by saying: "THE >>insert freeway number here<<"In Southern California it's not uncommon to hear a phrase like, "Take the 5 to the 405 and get off at Sunset Blvd." We've adopted adding "the" before our freeway numbers. Don't ask why, we just do :)
You know what Carmageddon is.Yep. Carmageddon. It's a thing. And if you're from Southern California you've probably heard of it. A while back, the 405 Freeway was closed a few times due to construction. The residents of Los Angeles who frequently (and dependently) use the 405 termed it Carmageddon...and it was awful.
More than 75% of your closet consists of tank tops, shorts, and flip-flops.When it's close to a 100 degrees in February, and you technically live in the desert, what else are you going to do but pack away your light sweaters and break out the tank tops?
You say "no worries" on a regular basis.
It's no secret that people in Southern California are known for being relaxed, go-with-the-flow type of people. Some would say that translates to being perpetually late, dressing casually, or having a laid back attitude toward life. We would just attribute it to a "beach-living" mentality that says, "It's all good, go with the flow."
You love In-N-Out.In-N-Out is an obsession for almost everyone who lives in Southern California. You're probably familiar with phrases like "animal style", "double double", or "protein style" and, chances are, you have an unhealthy addiction to their secret sauce.
Find yourself thinking it's "normal" to see celebrities--everywhere!
For the rest of the U.S., it's not typical to be out to lunch and see a celebrity sitting two tables away. For us in Southern California, it can be a common occurrence, especially if you hang out at Hollywood hot spots like Nobu Los Angeles, Tavern, Pizzeria Mozza, or the ever-popular Intelligentsia.
Use the word "like" more than, like, necessary in a, like, sentence.
You've been called dude (no matter your gender).This also works if you've called someone else a "dude" no matter their gender. It's common place for us in Southern California to use the term "dude" whether you're a guy or a girl. Dude, don't take offense. It's just the way we roll.
What about you? How many of these do you identify with?Cover Photo: Flickr - Mark Eldridge
A great meal while you are on vacation can be a memorable experience. There are people who enjoy amazing views, fabulous museums and interesting historic objectives. And we meet just as many travelers who go back to a place just because they had a mind blowing culinary experience there. So we made a top of 6 best places to eat when you are in California useful for those of you who travel on a budget and for visitors who wish to have an exquisite, refined meal at a more expensive restaurant.