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16th May '16 10:13:58 AM kinney
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* It's fairly rare in South Korean media to see stories set outside of Seoul or Kyeonggi-do. This is perhaps [[JustifiedTrope justified]] considering nearly half of the entire country's population lives in the Seoul metropolitan area.
16th May '16 8:26:10 AM DesertDragon
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** 5150: has recently entered urban vernacular for "crazy". Section 5150 of California Penal Code allows for a person to be involuntarily committed for up to 72 hours for psychiatric evaluation, if it's believed that person presents a danger to himself or others.

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** 5150: *** "187" was popularized in hardcore rap by the song "Deep Cover" by Music/DrDre and Music/SnoopDogg. It becomes a little silly when used by rappers not from California.
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has recently entered urban vernacular for "crazy". Section 5150 of California Penal Code allows for a person to be involuntarily committed for up to 72 hours for psychiatric evaluation, if it's believed that person presents a danger to himself or others.
9th May '16 4:11:53 PM nlpnt
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** The stickiness of the term JuniorHigh. This is, of course, partly because MostWritersAreAdults - but it's partly because the L.A. school district didn't reconfigure and rebrand them to middle schools until the mid-90s, some 20 years after most of the rest of the country.
5th May '16 12:22:08 PM LordOfTheSword
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* Carbonated soft drinks are always "soda" never "pop", "cola", or "coke" because that's what the generic name for a fizzy drink is in California. [[http://popvssoda.com:2998/ Compare.]] In this case, pop culture is actually shifting due to the influence of media.

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* Carbonated soft drinks are always "soda" never "pop", "cola", or "coke" because that's what the generic name for a fizzy drink is in California. [[http://popvssoda.com:2998/ com Compare.]] In this case, pop culture is actually shifting due to the influence of media.
12th Mar '16 1:15:07 PM BlackJAC
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* In Southern California, highway numbers take the definite article: Interstate 5, for instance, is "the 5"; state highway 22 is "the 22", and so on. Despite this tic being pretty much unique to Southern California, it is often carried over into shows and films even when people in the setting would say "Route 22", "State 22", "I-5", "Highway 5", just plain "5", and so forth.

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* In Southern California, highway numbers take the definite article: Interstate 5, for instance, is "the 5"; state highway 22 is "the 22", and so on. Despite this tic being pretty much unique to Southern California, California due to the numbered highways having earlier names (the Santa Monica and San Diego Freeways becoming Interstate 10/"the 10" and Interstate 405/"the 405" respectively), it is often carried over into shows and films even when people in the setting would say "Route 22", "State 22", "I-5", "Highway 5", just plain "5", and so forth.forth (example: Creator/CameronDiaz's Bostonian character in ''Film/KnightAndDay'' saying "the I-93" rather than "I-93" or "93").



* The state government office that deals with motor vehicle registration, driver's licenses, and personal identification is invariably called the Department of Motor Vehicles, or "the DMV." Most states have this department, but only 18 call it the DMV. The other 32 might change the name slightly, such as Arizona's Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) or Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Others have a name completely different like the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ([=PennDOT=]). Still others give this task to government offices not normally associated with vehicles or ID. For example, Illinois handles these tasks via local offices of the Secretary of State. Nonetheless, "the DMV" has become shorthand for this office all across the country.

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* The state government office that deals with motor vehicle registration, driver's licenses, and personal identification is invariably called the Department of Motor Vehicles, or "the DMV." Most states have this department, but only 18 call it the DMV. The other 32 might change the name slightly, such as Arizona's Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) (MVD), Massachusetts' Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV or "the Registry") or Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Others have a name completely different like the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ([=PennDOT=]). Still others give this task to government offices not normally associated with vehicles or ID. For example, Illinois handles these tasks via local offices of the Secretary of State. Nonetheless, "the DMV" has become shorthand for this office all across the country.
9th Feb '16 4:54:55 AM Naram-Sin
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* The episode "Exit Wounds" of ''CriminalMinds'' has the BAU assisting a small town sheriff department in Alaska. In reality, there are no sheriff departments in Alaska and their duties are fulfilled by the Alaska State Troopers.
21st Oct '15 4:02:35 PM nombretomado
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* In Canada, it's called "We All Live in Ontario". Due to the concentration of media in Toronto in an otherwise enormous country, pretty much anything of a "national" nature in English Canada is "Ontario". This includes terminology, accents, products and stores, etc. {{CBC}} takes a lot of flak for this from non-Ontarians. There is even a degree of Canadian EaglelandOsmosis that goes with it, as many people from thousands of miles away in British Columbia, for instance, have internalized Canadian stereotypes as their own, even though they never were. Some examples from [[StargateCity Vancouver]] in particular: ice hockey (not that common when you can't make outdoor rinks); anything wintery for that matter (hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics did not help that image); Ontario pronunciation ("Canadian raising" is much less obvious in B.C.); Tim Hortons (almost entirely absent from the Vancouver area until the merger with Wendy's Vancouver is a first-rate coffee town with tons of local options, which is probably not too surprising when you're a couple hours' drive from Seattle).

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* In Canada, it's called "We All Live in Ontario". Due to the concentration of media in Toronto in an otherwise enormous country, pretty much anything of a "national" nature in English Canada is "Ontario". This includes terminology, accents, products and stores, etc. {{CBC}} Creator/{{CBC}} takes a lot of flak for this from non-Ontarians. There is even a degree of Canadian EaglelandOsmosis that goes with it, as many people from thousands of miles away in British Columbia, for instance, have internalized Canadian stereotypes as their own, even though they never were. Some examples from [[StargateCity Vancouver]] in particular: ice hockey (not that common when you can't make outdoor rinks); anything wintery for that matter (hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics did not help that image); Ontario pronunciation ("Canadian raising" is much less obvious in B.C.); Tim Hortons (almost entirely absent from the Vancouver area until the merger with Wendy's Vancouver is a first-rate coffee town with tons of local options, which is probably not too surprising when you're a couple hours' drive from Seattle).
13th Sep '15 1:51:08 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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** In face, both cities' status as the only places in the country that matter according to media form a nice parallel to Los Angeles/[=SoCal=] and New York, respectively.

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** In face, fact, both cities' status as the only places in the country that matter according to media form a nice parallel to Los Angeles/[=SoCal=] and New York, respectively.
13th Sep '15 1:46:52 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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** On the other hand, the other televisual media - and most of the written one - goes for "We all live in SaoPaulo", the country's biggest city/state.

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** On the other hand, the other televisual media - and most of the written one - goes for "We all live in SaoPaulo", the country's biggest city/state. city/state with most economical and populational significance.
** In face, both cities' status as the only places in the country that matter according to media form a nice parallel to Los Angeles/[=SoCal=] and New York, respectively.
12th Sep '15 8:26:01 PM Naram-Sin
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* Comicbook/SwampThing supposedly lives in a "County". Unfortunately, it is also set in Louisiana, which has parishes, but not counties.[[note]]The purpose of parishes is to allow people who live in Louisiana to correct people who refer to counties. There's no legal difference.[[/note]]
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