"“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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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* 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?"

 

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* 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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