who uses the phrase "hella"?

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  1. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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  2. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    The wanna-be cool kids. I'm not saying that's you, but it's like that where I live.
     
  3. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    my cousins use it, A LOT yes they are from nor cal...Yay area lol
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    never have, and i rarely hear it said here. kinda gets on my nerves when i do hear it.
     
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    I've heard hellavu, I really dislike people that use it, hella just seems like a small corruption on that...
     
  7. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Never ever except when referring to the automotive lighting company which isn't very often.
     
  8. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

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    Since I'm a valley girl (silicon valley, ha!), I used to use "hella" quite often back in the day.

    When I left and lived in NY, I started replacing "hella" with "mad".

    Now that I'm back and back with my friends I grew up with, "hella" has made a comeback.

    :D
     
  9. Schnebar macrumors 6502

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    Yep it's definately a nor cal saying. I am from so cal but am going to college in the south. So if I go back to Cali and say y'all, I will be angry. Same goes for all of my friends who went to like Berkeley, if they start saying hella.
     
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I used to use it a lot in junior high/high school.

    Since college not so much (except when I'm being intentionally sarcastic).

    It really is a Bay Area thing, just like "pop" is used in lieu of "soda" in some parts of the US.
    A bit ironic, no? ;)
     
  11. aznxternityd macrumors newbie

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    I hear people say hella all the time. Maybe because I live in the bay area. :D
     
  12. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    yall are making me depressed, its been a year and a half since I have visited the bay area!! If only I could afford to live there! Oh well maybe this summer I will get to come out there and visit the family.
     
  13. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Wow, the Bay Area MR group is out in force tonight!

    This is hella rad.

    Or something...:p
     
  14. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    lol, just talked about this phrase w/ some a friends alittle while ago. I'll say it just to piss people off :D
     
  15. Galvatron macrumors member

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    same here. The people who say this tend to where backpacks...EVERYWHERE!
     
  16. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Me and my friends used to... about 10 years ago.
     
  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Not personally, but I certainly hear it.

    Ahem. ;)
     
  18. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Can't hide my colors man, I can't! :D
     
  19. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    hella useless thread :D

    never heard of "nor-cal" though… probs becuase im not from the States.
     
  20. Prof. macrumors 601

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    No I don't and I hate it when ppl use it. I just want to hit them with my car.

    PLUS! it doesn't make sense. "i hella use it" = "I hell use it"

    See? makes no sense.
    if it truly is a Nor-Cal thing, then yes, it's stupid when non-californians use it. However, I'm from Chicago and I use "Y'all".:eek::D
     
  21. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup... used a lot here in Sac, what can I say. But I don't use it a lot, just when talking informally to friends and what not. It's kind of a subconscious thing, I don't even realize I'm using it haha. :D
     
  22. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    its kind of like how us Australians say "but" at the end of our sentence while conversing like we are going to say something again, but dont.

    "I was gonna go to the shop, but…" and then you allow someone else to talk.

    if you try and explain it and give an example sentence it sounds odd and stupid. same with "hella" and other colloquialisms.
     
  23. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    what's more annoying than hella is hecka. makes me want to tear my hair out.
     
  24. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Nor-Cal, short for Northern California. Yes, "hella" is definitely a Northern California term; even those from Southern California are rarely familiar with the expression.

    In case it's not already clear, the term is short for "hell of a lot of."
     

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