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29th May '16 12:55:02 AM spiritsunami
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** This one's a double whammy, because most of what's not filmed in California is filmed in New York--where the age of consent is still 17
28th May '16 10:38:49 PM 10-13-2
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* People of Latin American descent in other states are as likely as not - and sometimes ''more'' likely - to be from the Caribbean or even South America as they are to be from Mexico or Central America. But expect tacos, burritos, pinatas, ''Dia de los Muertos'', etc., no matter where you are (goes hand in hand with LatinoIsBrown).
28th May '16 10:25:52 PM Toadofsteel
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* While California is far from the only state to use the term "District Attorney" for their prosecutors, many states and the Federal government use different terms. Despite this, no matter where a work is set, a prosecutor is going to be called the District Attorney. You'll rarely hear US Attorney (the federal title), Commonwealth's Attorney, County Attorney, State's Attorney, or any of the other titles. It doesn't help that ''Series/LawAndOrder'', the one major police/courtroom franchise that is actually filmed in the jurisdiction it depicts, is set in a state where each county's prosecution is led by a District Attorney (though they correctly depict that the ''Assistant'' District Attorneys are the ones often in the courtroom prosecuting.)

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* While California is far from the only state to use the term "District Attorney" for their prosecutors, many states and the Federal government use different terms. Despite this, no matter where a work is set, a prosecutor is going to be called the District Attorney. You'll rarely hear US Attorney (the federal title), Commonwealth's Attorney, County Attorney, State's Attorney, or any of the other titles. It doesn't help that ''Series/LawAndOrder'', the one major police/courtroom franchise that is actually filmed in the jurisdiction it depicts, is also set in a state where each county's prosecution is led by a District Attorney (though they correctly depict that the ''Assistant'' District Attorneys are the ones often in the courtroom prosecuting.)
28th May '16 10:25:04 PM Toadofsteel
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* While California is far from the only state to use the term "District Attorney" for their prosecutors, many states and the Federal government use different terms. Despite this, no matter where a work is set, a prosecutor is going to be called the District Attorney. You'll rarely hear US Attorney (the federal title), Commonwealth's Attorney, County Attorney, State's Attorney, or any of the other titles. It doesn't help that ''Series/LawAndOrder'', the one major police/courtroom franchise that is actually filmed in the jurisdiction it depicts, is set in a state where each county's prosecution is led by a District Attorney (though they correctly depict that the ''Assistant'' DAs are the ones often in the courtroom prosecuting.)

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* While California is far from the only state to use the term "District Attorney" for their prosecutors, many states and the Federal government use different terms. Despite this, no matter where a work is set, a prosecutor is going to be called the District Attorney. You'll rarely hear US Attorney (the federal title), Commonwealth's Attorney, County Attorney, State's Attorney, or any of the other titles. It doesn't help that ''Series/LawAndOrder'', the one major police/courtroom franchise that is actually filmed in the jurisdiction it depicts, is set in a state where each county's prosecution is led by a District Attorney (though they correctly depict that the ''Assistant'' DAs District Attorneys are the ones often in the courtroom prosecuting.)
28th May '16 10:24:33 PM Toadofsteel
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* While California is far from the only state to use the term "District Attorney" for their prosecutors, many states and the Federal government use different terms. Despite this, no matter where a work is set, a prosecutor is going to be called the District Attorney. You'll rarely hear US Attorney (the federal title), Commonwealth's Attorney, County Attorney, State's Attorney, or any of the other titles.

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* While California is far from the only state to use the term "District Attorney" for their prosecutors, many states and the Federal government use different terms. Despite this, no matter where a work is set, a prosecutor is going to be called the District Attorney. You'll rarely hear US Attorney (the federal title), Commonwealth's Attorney, County Attorney, State's Attorney, or any of the other titles. It doesn't help that ''Series/LawAndOrder'', the one major police/courtroom franchise that is actually filmed in the jurisdiction it depicts, is set in a state where each county's prosecution is led by a District Attorney (though they correctly depict that the ''Assistant'' DAs are the ones often in the courtroom prosecuting.)
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.
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