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Old 08-19-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I am curious as to how the town of Cholame is pronounced. It is located east of Paso Robles.

Anyone know the correct pronounciation?
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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I always thought it was pronounced "(t)scho-lahm" - ?
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Solame.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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What! It's not the imperative form of cholar?
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Sha-lam-eeeeeeeeeeee like salami.

[guessing]
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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It's a Salinan Indian word. Don't worry! Plenty of them here on this forum. One will show up soon enough with the correct answer.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I've hear it pronounced coe-lame, shalome, sho-lame and cologne.

Weird.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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ha ha!! on the 41/46. I always laughed when I passed that town.

cho lame. Like you're lame, but cho lame.

I got nuthin.

James Dean died near there. I remember there used to be a huge Grim Reaper billboard when you got on the 41. As a kid that used to scare me, LOL.

The whole place is a double fine zone though, best beware.

Is it still called "Death Highway"? It was suppossed to be one of the deadliest in the US at one time.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:03 AM
 
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ha ha!! on the 41/46. I always laughed when I passed that town.

cho lame. Like you're lame, but cho lame.

I got nuthin.

James Dean died near there. I remember there used to be a huge Grim Reaper billboard when you got on the 41. As a kid that used to scare me, LOL.

The whole place is a double fine zone though, best beware.

Is it still called "Death Highway"? It was suppossed to be one of the deadliest in the US at one time.
I assume what you're talking about is that "cho" is often used as a slang prefix to mean "super" or "really" in Japanese. For example, "cho kawaii" would mean, "super cute."

So yeah, cho lame is pretty funny.
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