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21st Apr '17 11:56:15 AM drwhom
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*** This one seems to have percolated into real life. COLORADO white supremacist prison gang The 211 Crew is a reference to the out-of-state penal code. They also practice "187s." The Colorado Revised Statutes use a different numbering format from the California codes; for example, the Colorado laws on homicide are codified at §§ 18-3-101 through 18-3-107.

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*** This one seems to have percolated into real life. COLORADO white supremacist prison gang The 211 Crew is a reference to the out-of-state penal code. They also practice "187s." The Colorado Revised Statutes use a different numbering format from the California codes; for example, codes; the Colorado laws on homicide are codified at §§ 18-3-101 through 18-3-107.18-3-107; while those on robbery are codified at §§ 18-4-301 through 18-4-305.
21st Apr '17 11:52:44 AM drwhom
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*** This one seems to have percolated into real life. COLORADO white supremacist prison gang The 211 Crew is a reference to the out-of-state penal code. They also practice "187s." For reference, Colorado criminal law is by title, not by section. So no number in the state could even be that high.

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*** This one seems to have percolated into real life. COLORADO white supremacist prison gang The 211 Crew is a reference to the out-of-state penal code. They also practice "187s." For reference, The Colorado criminal law is by title, not by section. So no number in Revised Statutes use a different numbering format from the state could even be that high.California codes; for example, the Colorado laws on homicide are codified at §§ 18-3-101 through 18-3-107.
3rd Apr '17 7:44:15 PM themisterfree
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* In-N-Out Burger This fast food chain has the ''vast'' majority of its stores in California, with a scant handful in surrounding states. But they are sometimes mentioned in shows that take place elsewhere. Other franchises, such as Sonic and Jack-in-the-Box, are also commonly seen on T.V. despite the fact that they aren't prevalent in some areas. Conversely, chains that are common in other parts of the U.S., such as Hardee's (see below) and White Castle, are almost never seen or mentioned, even in stories set where they are ubiquitous.
* California-specific namings of stores with different names across the country: Ralph's (supermarket chain owned by Kroger), Checkers (known in some places as Rally's), and Carl's Jr. (known as Hardee's in some places, mostly the South and Midwest).

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* In-N-Out Burger This fast food chain has the ''vast'' majority of its stores in California, with a scant handful in surrounding states. But they are sometimes mentioned in shows that take place elsewhere. Other franchises, such as Sonic and Jack-in-the-Box, Jack In The Box, are also commonly seen on T.V. TV despite the fact that they aren't prevalent in some areas. Conversely, chains that are common in other parts of the U.S., such as Hardee's (see below) and White Castle, are almost never seen or mentioned, even in stories set where they are ubiquitous.
ubiquitous. (Roy Rogers would've qualified for this too back in the 70s and 80s, but they've since been far reduced in scope and locations, as a result of Hardee's (who bought them from Marriott- yes, the hotel chain) [[ExecutiveMeddling attempting to use them as a plan for expansion]], only to [[EpicFail fail so hard]] they [[DownerEnding ended up closing most of them]].)
* California-specific namings of stores with different names across the country: Ralph's (supermarket chain owned by Kroger), Kroger- which doesn't operate in some areas of the country), Checkers (known in some places as Rally's), Rally's; they were originally separate chains, but merged), and Carl's Jr. (known as Hardee's in some places, mostly the South and Midwest).Midwest; also a merger of two separate chains).
15th Mar '17 10:39:29 PM EdnaWalker
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See also BigApplesauce. Subtrope of WeAllLiveInAmerica, which happens when American media assumes that life and culture in other parts of the world is the same as in the United States. BritainIsOnlyLondon, FreeStateAmsterdam, ThirtySecondsOverTokyo and the EiffelTowerEffect occur when a country is deliberately reduced by the writer to its most iconic city or just one landmark. Contrast CanadaDoesNotExist, a weird Canadian inversion of this trope, and EaglelandOsmosis, where the omnipresence of American media leads non-Americans to believe that their country works just like America (or L.A., for that matter).

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See also BigApplesauce. Subtrope of WeAllLiveInAmerica, which happens when American media assumes that life and culture in other parts of the world is the same as in the United States. BritainIsOnlyLondon, FreeStateAmsterdam, ThirtySecondsOverTokyo and the EiffelTowerEffect occur when a country is deliberately reduced by the writer to its most iconic city or just one landmark. NewYorkIsOnlyManhattan is when one city, New York City, is reduced to one iconic area within it. Contrast CanadaDoesNotExist, a weird Canadian inversion of this trope, and EaglelandOsmosis, where the omnipresence of American media leads non-Americans to believe that their country works just like America (or L.A., for that matter).
1st Mar '17 10:40:25 AM OminousNominousNom
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** To be fair, "soda" was already popular in most of America.
17th Jan '17 8:01:42 AM Naram-Sin
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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'', northeastern Mexican slang, etc., no matter where you are.

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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'', northeastern northwestern Mexican slang, etc., no matter where you are.
17th Jan '17 7:59:49 AM Naram-Sin
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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.

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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'', northeastern Mexican slang, etc., no matter where you are.
17th Jan '17 7:57:51 AM Naram-Sin
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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).

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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 are.
**It's noteworthy that Latinos
in hand with LatinoIsBrown).
American media became [[LatinoIsBrown noticeably darker]] and began to be treated as a distinct race in the 1980s, precisely when Los Angeles replaced New York City as the hip place to be.
21st Dec '16 5:49:33 AM MisterApple
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*** I'm not sure about Glasgow or Belfast but the Cardiff one makes sense sort of. South Wales is home to 2/3 of the population of Wales and Cardiff is very accessible from most areas of South Wales.

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*** I'm not sure about Glasgow or Belfast but the Cardiff one makes sense sort of.is [[JustifiedTrope slightly more reasonable]] than some of the other examples. South Wales is home to 2/3 of the population of Wales and Cardiff is very accessible from most areas of South Wales.
6th Dec '16 5:49:17 AM AkaShika
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*** I'm not sure about Glasgow or Belfast but the Cardiff one makes sense sort of. South Wales is home to 2/3 of the population of Wales and Cardiff is very accessible from most areas of South Wales.
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