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Old 01-11-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Or to flip it:

Tourist in LA: "How do I get to 5?"
Local: "...by counting past four?"

Using the article "the" implies something in addition to the simple numeric value, eg, freeway. The rest of the country is simply wrong.
Most folk say "How do I get to Hwy 5"
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Most folk say "How do I get to Hwy 5"
This would also be considered a foriegn phrase to a southern Californian..
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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This would also be considered a foriegn phrase to a southern Californian..
Route 66 is a highway; 5 is a freeway.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Route 66 is a highway; 5 is a freeway.
THE 5 is a freeway. 5 is a number.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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This would also be considered a foriegn phrase to a southern Californian..
True. But when one ventures outside of SoCal....
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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THE 5 is a freeway. 5 is a number.
And 3 is the Magic Number

www.schoolhouserock.tv

I would rather take the 3 than the 5. Might not get anywhere, but it would be more fun, less cars.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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An I-3 is proposed to be built between Savannah, GA and Knoxville, TN.
Interstate 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

California Highway 3 is in the Trinity Lake - Fort Jones area.
California State Route 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: My Own Private Island
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Fake People
People Living High on The Hog
Traffic like Mexico City
Filthy Dirty Air Like China
Mega wealthy Media People Driving $200k Cars
Poor Rude People
Immigrants Illegal
Huge Gap Between Haves and Have Nots

One day, Race War. Blacks vs Whites vs Hispanics

I Feel Sorry For Kalifornia.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I don't think I ever used the word "highway" until I left So Cal.

Out here in flyover country, they are all "highways", or "I's".
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Bland ingredients? No thanks. I'll take Carl's Jr. any day.
Carl's Jr, also an LA institution. If I remember from my Carl's Jr. training video way back when, the first store was a food stand in South Central.

In and Out and Carl's are my two favorite fast food places, I always get one or the other when I drive to the Bay Area through the Grapevine on the 5.
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