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Old 03-02-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It is pretty hilarious.

I am not trying to start a South vs North feud here. I am just interested in if anyone actually believes this, as I am surprised it actually has 35 up.

BTW what do people here on CD call Northern California, NoCal or NorCal? (I always use NorCal), but living in SoCal people call it NoCal...


Urban Dictionary: nocal

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nocal -
Short term for Northern California, norcal is another term used mainly by nocalers A place with a massive inferiority complex to their neighbors to the south (socal). A socaler's first trip to nocal is always a shock due to the fact that they usually find out about this massive inferiority complex. Comments about the smog and that socalers steal their water will always come us.

This comes to a surprise to most socalers because growing up in places like: LA, OC, San Diego, Long Beach, and even the the meth-infested Riverside, socalers do not care about nocalers. Nocal never cross the mind of socalers unless they visit there or they meet a travelling nocaler. For some reason nocalers are obsessed with hating socal even though they love to visit Disneyland. It can be compared to the New Englanders hating New Yorkers.

The capital of nocal is San Francisco. Referred as "the city" by nocalers even though it is only 7 mi X 7 mi large (a fraction of the size of the San Fernando Valley section of LA). All the cool things in nocal are relegated to "the city" because nocalers love to live bland lives. Inland nocal is Sacramento and places like Redding, Modesto, and Lodi, all full of white trash and rednecks. The Bay Area sans SF is chalk full of lilly-white liberals who speak of equal rights but are too afraid to go to black or Latino neighborhoods. This is another underlying reason for their hate for socal. All the Bay Area suburbs are geographically segregated and suburbs like Walnut Creek, Napa, and Pleasanton stay lilly white while Los Angeles area suburbs are all intermingled. Bay Area residents do not like to mention this and like to keep up their liberal facade.

There's a reason they call them NOcal and SOcal
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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No, never seen this. Where did you find something like that?!
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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I rarely say "NorCal" but I prefer it to "NoCal", I think I use "The Bay Area" or "The Bay" more.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Denver
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No, never seen this. Where did you find something like that?!
Urban Dictionary: nocal

This is a "Wiki"(maintained by users) style urban dictionary.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I rarely say "NorCal" but I prefer it to "NoCal", I think I use "The Bay Area" or "The Bay" more.
Do you live in SoCal or No(r)Cal? I think most Northern Californians say NorCal.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I've always thought "NoCal" was a derogatory term used for "NorCal" and I've never called it that. And while that description is a broad generalization, it echoes many of the same things I've said in the past about Northern Californians.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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Do you live in SoCal or No(r)Cal? I think most Northern Californians say NorCal.
I live in NorCal. When people ask me where I'm from, I usually say something along the lines of "San Jose" if they're fellow Californians or "San Jose, The Bay Area" if I'm out of state. I don't think I've ever said "I'm from NorCal."
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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BTW what do people here on CD call Northern California,
The place with the water.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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When I first came onto this Forum, I was told that NoCal refers to an unsweetened beverage and the correct term is NorCal.

As to Southern California. It is always SoCal or La-La land or SmellA.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Hearing NorCal, SoCal is one of my pet peeves, and I've been living in California my entire lifetime. I always say Southern California, or Northern California. I guess I'm proper.
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