Friday, February 27, 2009

Normally I'm a big fan of abbrevs.

21. I hate it when people say "Cali" instead of California.

I will never use that word. Unfortunately everyone and their mom refers to California as "Cali" here in MN. The worst part is they always say it with a MN accent, but trying to sound "cool." They over emphasize the a, dragging it out even longer than they normally draw out vowels. I used to think that the only people who called California "Cali" were people who were not from California. However, I've come to the sad realization that this is not true and have heard California natives refer to it as such. People, PLEASE STOP.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

AMEN. It's a sick abbrev.

Amanda S. said...

Ugh. That's right up there with going to 'Frisco. *shakes head*

Laura said...

I AM SO WITH YOU ON THIS!! Except in Jersey, that's the ONLY way they refer to California. It drives me nuts and makes me shudder.

cinr said...

i will sometimes use cali in writing, never in speaking. it feels weird to say that word. seriously though, i don't have time for that many letters when i'm typing and i can't say Cal because obvi that refers to berkeley.
i will never call san francisco 'frisco.

Lisa said...

hahah i loves it.