shawndoc wrote:Hey now, I resemble that screen capture! (Actually, I grew up in Oregon and have more of a white trash/redneck accent than a valley accent)
That reminds me, is Southern California the only place where people preface the freeway with "the"? I've done a fair bit of traveling around this country, and I don't think I've noticed it anywhere else. Take "the" 210 to "the" 101 and then head south until your hit "the" 5.
It's a California thing. One of the minor annoyances on TV shows that are set in the DC area around me is when they refer to 95, 295, 395, or 495 as 'the 95' or whatever (however, it is 'the beltway'). That and the facts that they can drive anywhere within the region in a few minutes and they think there's lush rural farmland with gorgeous views of the Washington Monument and Capitol Building (I'm looking at you NCIS).