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Old December 11th, 2009, 06:14 AM   #1
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Let's distinguish the difference between "Los Angeles" and "California"

Who here is also annoyed by people calling Los Angeles "California"?

I, for one, really hate it when people say things like "Why is it raining in California?, It's suppose to be sunny!" and "Is California dangerous to live in?"

Los Angeles is just a pin point ( a really fat pin ) in the state of California! The state stretches for 770 miles and is 250 miles wide at its widest so California DOES have weather- Los Angeles, not too much.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 06:30 AM   #2
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It annoys the HELL out of me as well.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 09:17 AM   #3
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Los Angeles is a city and California is a state- although eastern media pronounce Los Angeles ka-lə-ˈfȯr-nyə

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Old December 11th, 2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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lol Think how San Diego feels that when referring to "Southern California",...everyone means LOS ANGELES.
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Well, to add on to the complaints...

I hate when people call it "Cali". I hate it even more when you have people from L.A./other parts of California who call it "Cali". It sounds like some old poser lingo.

I also hate when people come here they expect to see celebrities just out and about. Case in point when I took some out of towners on tour of L.A. last year. (thread is somewhere around here...) They kept bugging me on where celebrities were and I'm just like

I also hate it when those same out of towners think they can get shot anywhere in L.A. at any given moment and then make snide ass remarks about it during the same trip.

I also hate it again when those same out of towners keep trying to downplay L.A.'s cultural relevance on the world stage by attempting to discredit it.

I also hate it when... well, nevermind. California might as well be the middle of nowhere to some people.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #6
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Well, to add on to the complaints...

I hate when people call it "Cali". I hate it even more when you have people from L.A./other parts of California who call it "Cali". It sounds like some old poser lingo.

I also hate when people come here they expect to see celebrities just out and about. Case in point when I took some out of towners on tour of L.A. last year. (thread is somewhere around here...) They kept bugging me on where celebrities were and I'm just like

I also hate it when those same out of towners think they can get shot anywhere in L.A. at any given moment and then make snide ass remarks about it during the same trip.

I also hate it again when those same out of towners keep trying to downplay L.A.'s cultural relevance on the world stage by attempting to discredit it.

I also hate it when... well, nevermind. California might as well be the middle of nowhere to some people.
Oh my god you sound like you know my sister's boyfriend's mother.

She came to visit earlier this week and she thought that celebrities hang out on Hollywood blvd. She would want to go there to try to spot them.

And! And! We were at a gas station and her son went into a store to get a receipt and some black guys went in and she was all breathing hard and hesitating and my sister was like "whats wrong" and she said "this area is safe right?" ( This was in downtown Burbank ) and i said "no, not really... those guys are probably gonna rob and shoot your son down." and she got out of her car to reassure herself while in a panic. AND! AND! Later we saw the same guys going into some restaurant in The Grove ( one of the expensive one )- But to be fair she came from central Washington.

She is the reason why I started this thread. She was down here on Monday when it was raining and she called her husband back home and chatted and one thing that came out of her mouth was "Yeah! It's raining in California!... that's right, just like how it does back home."
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Old December 11th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #7
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Oh my god you sound like you know my sister's boyfriend's mother.

She came to visit earlier this week and she thought that celebrities hang out on Hollywood blvd. She would want to go there to try to spot them.

And! And! We were at a gas station and her son went into a store to get a receipt and some black guys went in and she was all breathing hard and hesitating and my sister was like "whats wrong" and she said "this area is safe right?" ( This was in downtown Burbank ) and i said "no, not really... those guys are probably gonna rob and shoot your son down." and she got out of her car to reassure herself while in a panic. AND! AND! Later we saw the same guys going into some restaurant in The Grove ( one of the expensive one )- But to be fair she came from central Washington.

She is the reason why I started this thread. She was down here on Monday when it was raining and she called her husband back home and chatted and one thing that came out of her mouth was "Yeah! It's raining in California!... that's right, just like how it does back home."
LOL, good lord. I know you had fun with that. It's real head-numbing, isn't it?

One thing I will say though... it's like L.A. and California tends to mystify certain people because they come here with a list of expectations.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 04:20 AM   #8
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And! And! We were at a gas station and her son went into a store to get a receipt and some black guys went in and she was all breathing hard and hesitating and my sister was like "whats wrong" and she said "this area is safe right?" ( This was in downtown Burbank ) and i said "no, not really... those guys are probably gonna rob and shoot your son down." and she got out of her car to reassure herself while in a panic. AND! AND! Later we saw the same guys going into some restaurant in The Grove ( one of the expensive one )- But to be fair she came from central Washington.

A lot of parts in LA would look very dangerous to someone who hasn't lived in LA his or her whole life. I remember the first time I went to Hollywood like 25 years ago, I had a friend who lived around that area and we went down to Hollywood boulevard at night and there were all these weird, spaced out criminal types walking around and I was like "Dude, are you sure wer'e okay here?" and he was like "Sure it's okay, I live around here! Just don't go down to sunset, it gets kinda iffy there..."
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So.... dont you hate when ppl say america instead of USA???

The word "America" is coming from a man named Americo Vespucio from Spain, who made the first map of this continent, so America goes from Canada to Argentina... and they say America refering just to USA.


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Old December 12th, 2009, 08:11 AM   #10
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Well unlike Peru or Venezuela or any country on the American continents, United States of America has "America" in it's name. So it's not too "unfair" or far off to call U.S.A. "America"
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Old December 12th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #11
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I hate it when people say "I'm in LA" when they are in Montebello or Whittier.
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I don't. Most use it with out of towners who don't know where Montebello, Downey, Pico Rivera or Cerritos is.

Even Orange County say, "L.A."


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So.... dont you hate when ppl say america instead of USA???

The word "America" is coming from a man named Americo Vespucio from Spain, who made the first map of this continent, so America goes from Canada to Argentina... and they say America refering just to USA.


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Americo Vespucci was an Italian cartographer, not spanish.

I had that discussion about why so much resentment about the US referring to itself as "America". It's not even a issue here. United States of America,....wouldn't it be funny if we said "I'm a united statesman"?
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Old December 12th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #13
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I don't. Most use it with out of towners who don't know where Montebello, Downey, Pico Rivera or Cerritos is.

Even Orange County say, "L.A."


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Americo Vespucci was an Italian cartographer, not spanish.

I had that discussion about why so much resentment about the US referring to itself as "America". It's not even a issue here. United States of America,....wouldn't it be funny if we said "I'm a united statesman"?
I don't like it because folks in LA County liberally say that they are in LA when they are not in the city. When I first moved here it would really annoy me that people would lump together Pasadena, El Segundo, Torrance, Long Beach, Huntington Beach! and San Bernadino as "LA". It still annoys me.
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I punch people who say they're "Beverly Hills Adjacent!"
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And! And! One time when I was renting a video at a Blockbuster on Van Nuys and Sherman Way at night (holy shit, I was young) and I tucked it into my jacket so no one would see it outside and the Manager came after me with "HEY!"
He's Black (Oh no) and he drags me by the arm back into the store because he saw me put the video in my jacket.
So, he goes "Hey! Anybody ring this guy up?"
And! And! This one guy said "Yes" and he's all "oh.." and leaves me hanging.
So you know what I did in front of his co-workers?
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Jujubees were flyin' everywhere 'cause I KICKED HIS ASS! Yams saw it, he was there ...
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No I didn't.
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So.... dont you hate when ppl say america instead of USA???

The word "America" is coming from a man named Americo Vespucio from Spain, who made the first map of this continent, so America goes from Canada to Argentina... and they say America refering just to USA.


Grettings to everyone!
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Old December 12th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #16
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Here in Orange County I've never heard any resident refer to OC as LA. Many OC residents are terrified of LA and want nothing to do with it. I've heard grown men say "I won't go past Long Beach, that's suicide". PUSSIES!!!

Out-of-towners, however, do refer to most of southern California as LA.
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[B][COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"]And! And! One time when I was renting a video at a Blockbuster
[LEFT]He's Black (Oh no) and he drags me by the arm back into the store because he saw me put the video in my jacket.

"Milq" you're just a misunderstood genius.
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I hate it when people say "I'm in LA" when they are in Montebello or Whittier.
Yet you don't take issue when someone puts West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, etc. under the umbrella of "LA"?

And, yeah, I've never encountered anyone who referred to the OC as "LA". Thank God.
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People who don't live in California are really annoying to us Californians.

I kid you not, I was in Boston a few years ago, and I decided to wear my Padres cap. Now, this hat clearly says on the bill San Diego Padres. At a street vendor, he asks me,"So, you're from LA?"

California is diverse, and it's not just one city. I swear, it's like people forget about San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and Sacramento. I even met a guy once, a foreign exchange student from China. He asked me if we'd ever visit Los Angeles to see the State Capitol.

EDIT: I'm aware I probably have no right to be here, given this is the LA Forum and I'm just a NorCal guy.
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People who don't live in California are really annoying to us Californians.

I kid you not, I was in Boston a few years ago, and I decided to wear my Padres cap. Now, this hat clearly says on the bill San Diego Padres. At a street vendor, he asks me,"So, you're from LA?"

California is diverse, and it's not just one city. I swear, it's like people forget about San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and Sacramento. I even met a guy once, a foreign exchange student from China. He asked me if we'd ever visit Los Angeles to see the State Capitol.

EDIT: I'm aware I probably have no right to be here, given this is the LA Forum and I'm just a NorCal guy.
You're from California, you count too.
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