Even if you're not from California, you probably know a bit about the culture of the nation's third-largest state. But do you know enough to ace this California-isms quiz? There's only one way to find out. Let's get started.
With an economy larger than many countries, California is in a class of its own, with mannerisms that are unique to the people who live there. From a blase view of earthquakes (not if you've ever watched a doomsday movie on Netflix) to liberal politics, the citizens of California make their own rules and set their own pace. And, assuming that the entire west coast is not going to slide off into the Pacific Ocean any time soon, California and the people who live there are going to be minding their own unique business for a long time to come.
So, yeah, brush up on your California stereotypes (hey, they come from somewhere, right), and let's find out which ones are true and which ones aren't. And, if you're a California native, no offense, man, but those Beach Boys told the rest of us all we needed to know about you.
Do you think you know enough about California and its people to ace this quiz? Let's find out.
True Californians hate the word "Cali'." It's a horrible nickname for their state.
Seriously, everyone makes too big of a deal out of earthquakes. Californians know that.
Any sentence can be made better with the use of "hella." It is necessary to communicate.
Californians think avocados are an exceptional food. They go well with anything, at any meal!
Mexican food is manna and ambrosia from heaven. It should be eaten often.
Lest there be any confusion, you should know that In-N-Out is the best fast food. Even non-Californians know that.
If you're from California, you've been eating sushi since you can remember. It's suitable for toddlers.
There's no question on this one. Disneyland is better than Disney World. Don't even start a conversation about Six Flags.
Californians are pretty laid back. That being said, don't cut in front of them in traffic.
If you've never heard Spanglish then you've never been to California! It's a fine mixture of Spanish and English.
If you answered this one wrong, you're not from California. Not everyone lives at the beach.
If you answered this wrong, you're not from California. Either that, or you might even be from Northern California!
Californians smile all the time. Even when they don't want to.
In fact, Californians wear flip-flops year-round. They even wear them to go to fancy restaurants.
California is a massive state. It takes 12 to 16 hours to drive from the top to the bottom.
It is the state beer. Pop open a cold one and look like a Californian.
In California, each region has its own identity. Non-Californians don't get that.
For Californians, the Lakers are clearly the best team. Don't ever argue with them about this.
For Californians, there's no better place in the world! They could travel to Paris and miss California.
When something is "super chill," everything is okay. You could use this phrase when talking with your grandmother.
Like, literally. This means that the statement that you have said is serious.
Californians believe in opening their chakras. They will also do anything to improve their chi.
These are all proper ways of saying "for sure" when in California. "Fo shizzle" is preferred.
Californians have many ways of saying "awesome." These include: clutch, killer, dope, rad, sweet and epic.
In all honesty, the cops turn a blind eye. Especially at festivals and events.
Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian or gluten free, you'll find that it's very easy to eat out in California.
Californians love California wine. They'll drink other stuff, but they'd rather drink Californian.
Californians really believe in yoga. In fact, they're obsessed with it.
PCH stands for Pacific Coast Highway. It's the greatest highway in the world.
NoCal and SoCal have a love/hate relationship. They definitely mock one another.
Plastic bags are banned in L.A. and San Francisco. Be sure to bring your own.
Doing lunch is a big deal in California. Everywhere else in the country people meet for drinks. But Californians lunch.
Californians are chill about famous people. They're chill about everything else, as well.
When in doubt, blame it on traffic. There's always traffic, and it's never pleasant.
The hoodie is the state uniform of California. Thanks, Mark Zuckerberg.