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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Phat_Pat, Dec 2, 2008.
i hella use it.
The wanna-be cool kids. I'm not saying that's you, but it's like that where I live.
my cousins use it, A LOT yes they are from nor cal...Yay area lol
never have, and i rarely hear it said here. kinda gets on my nerves when i do hear it.
Everybody... Like five years ago.
I've heard hellavu, I really dislike people that use it, hella just seems like a small corruption on that...
Never ever except when referring to the automotive lighting company which isn't very often.
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.
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.
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?
I hear people say hella all the time. Maybe because I live in the bay area.
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.
Wow, the Bay Area MR group is out in force tonight!
This is hella rad.
lol, just talked about this phrase w/ some a friends alittle while ago. I'll say it just to piss people off
same here. The people who say this tend to where backpacks...EVERYWHERE!
Me and my friends used to... about 10 years ago.
Not personally, but I certainly hear it.
Can't hide my colors man, I can't!
hella useless thread
never heard of "nor-cal" though
probs becuase im not from the States.
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".
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.
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.
what's more annoying than hella is hecka. makes me want to tear my hair out.
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."