U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 04-18-2011, 08:34 PM
 
185 posts, read 273,761 times
Reputation: 116

Advertisements

Yeah. That's what someone said in a reply to a youtube video.

"It sure is weird, but then again, this is LALA land!"

I lol'd when I read that.

And I thought "So, LA has their own version of 'Keep Austin Weird' or something like that?"

Interesting. Does anyone hear such a term?

What terms do Angelenos use when referring to any weirdness in LA?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-18-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
1,073 posts, read 2,645,943 times
Reputation: 808
I've never said it and I've never heard anyone here say it. I hope it stays that way.

What I say when I see weirdness:
"Hey look at that freak"
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2011, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
26,347 posts, read 77,300,437 times
Reputation: 17265
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlobalistPotato View Post

What terms do Angelenos use when referring to any weirdness in LA?

Probably the same thing someone from Dallas would refer to something that is weird in Dallas.

"LALA Land", while a little more pejorative, is in the same category as "The OC" and "Cali".
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2011, 09:05 PM
 
421 posts, read 705,464 times
Reputation: 435
I hear it usually from outsiders or someone who wishes they never moved there.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
1,578 posts, read 2,883,387 times
Reputation: 685
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles View Post
"LALA Land", while a little more pejorative, is in the same category as "The OC" and "Cali".
I agree if an LA/CA resident uses the term. But when an outsider uses it IMO it's much more pejorative. Like my friend commented I had been in "LALA Land too long" because I've become a Kings fan.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2011, 10:07 PM
 
185 posts, read 273,761 times
Reputation: 116
Interesting.
The exact case where I saw the comment was on this video:

YouTube - Santa Fe 3751 Steam on the I-10 Freeway
And the post: "Surreal!! Looks weird...but it is LALA Land."

Note: Doesn't that sight look awesome?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
16,584 posts, read 30,959,333 times
Reputation: 16731
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlobalistPotato View Post
What terms do Angelenos use when referring to any weirdness in LA?
Tourists.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2011, 11:33 PM
 
2,841 posts, read 4,600,845 times
Reputation: 1825
That's an extremely common saying, yes, I can't believe anyone anywhere in the nation wouldn't have heard that. It's one thing that we have "Keep Portland Weird" (if Austin uses that, they stole it, Portland used that first, see Portlandia), that's not something I would expect anyone to know outside of Portland (it's on bumper stickers, at businesses, etc.). But LaLa Land has been used for a long time and we always called it that growing up, my dad would always talk about the liberals down in LaLa Land who had no clue about how the economy works and wanted to shove through yet more taxes and social programs.

Turns out, he was right I don't ever call it that because I live here, and it seems weird to call it that if you're a resident, but other people ask all of the time, "So, how is LaLa land treating you?" It's mainly because in a general sense people in L.A. are just out of touch with reality.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-18-2011, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
6,662 posts, read 23,891,151 times
Reputation: 5020
My wife called LA that when she had first moved down here, it did not impress me.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2011, 12:05 AM
 
927 posts, read 1,982,883 times
Reputation: 474
I have heard it lots of times. Not uncommon.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top