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4th Mar '18 2:09:44 PM nombretomado
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This is arguably the reason why ItsAlwaysSpring. Also known as ''Californication'', which is the trope namer for a [[Series/{{Californication}} TV show]] and [[Music/{{Californication}} an album]] (and its titular song) by Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. Especially as a TakeThat by residents of the [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]]. Nonetheless, it can be inverted by having shows that actually are set in Southern California... but filmed in [[StargateCity Vancouver]].

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This is arguably the reason why ItsAlwaysSpring. Also known as ''Californication'', which is the trope namer for a [[Series/{{Californication}} TV show]] and [[Music/{{Californication}} an album]] (and its titular song) by Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. Especially as a TakeThat by residents of the [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]]. Nonetheless, it can be inverted by having shows that actually are set in Southern California... but filmed in [[StargateCity Vancouver]].
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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. 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).

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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. 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]] UsefulNotes/{{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).
24th Feb '18 7:57:24 PM nombretomado
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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 with most economical and populational significance.

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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", UsefulNotes/SaoPaulo", the country's biggest city/state with most economical and populational significance.
30th Dec '17 5:36:19 PM NoriMori
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* According to [[https://youtu.be/bUIiUXvnkUQ?t=1m10s this video]], SoCalization is one reason that there's a dial tone in movies after someone hangs up. (The other reason being RuleOfPerception combined with TheCoconutEffect.)
13th Dec '17 2:11:02 PM eroock
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This is arguably the reason why ItsAlwaysSpring. Also known as ''Californication'', which is the trope namer for a [[Series/{{Californication}} TV show]] and [[Music/{{Californication}} an album]] (and its titular song) by Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. Especially as a TakeThat by residents of the [[TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]]. Nonetheless, it can be inverted by having shows that actually are set in Southern California... but filmed in [[StargateCity Vancouver]].

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This is arguably the reason why ItsAlwaysSpring. Also known as ''Californication'', which is the trope namer for a [[Series/{{Californication}} TV show]] and [[Music/{{Californication}} an album]] (and its titular song) by Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. Especially as a TakeThat by residents of the [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Pacific Northwest]]. Nonetheless, it can be inverted by having shows that actually are set in Southern California... but filmed in [[StargateCity Vancouver]].
4th Sep '17 1:30:48 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** To be fair, "soda" was already popular in most of America.
29th Aug '17 9:46:44 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** In the past, TV and radio presenters were required to speak using received pronunciation (ie., the extremely posh accent heard in older broadcasts), and even when that was relaxed a bit they still had to use a "proper" English accent. It's only in the last couple of decades that presenters have been free to speak normally in the their natural accent. This can give the impression that, prior to the '90s, only close relations of the Queen were allowed to read the news, while now, even if there tends to be a focus on a few large cities, you at least get some impression that people from the rest of the country actually exist.

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** In the past, TV and radio presenters were required to speak using received pronunciation (ie., the extremely posh accent heard in older broadcasts), and even when that was relaxed a bit they still had to use a "proper" English accent. It's only in the last couple of decades that presenters have been free to speak normally in the their natural accent. This can give the impression that, prior to the '90s, only close relations of the Queen were allowed to read the news, while now, even if there tends to be a focus on a few large cities, you at least get some impression that people from the rest of the country actually exist.
23rd Aug '17 9:03:14 AM Cuddles
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** In the past, TV and radio presenters were required to speak using received pronunciation (ie., the extremely posh accent heard in older broadcasts), and even when that was relaxed a bit they still had to use a "proper" English accent. It's only in the last couple of decades that presenters have been free to speak normally in the their natural accent. This can give the impression that, prior to the '90s, only close relations of the Queen were allowed to read the news, while now, even if there tends to be a focus on a few large cities, you at least get some impression that people from the rest of the country actually exist.
29th Jul '17 12:12:32 PM jz78817
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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), 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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* 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), 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 and Michigan handle these tasks via local offices of the Secretary of State. Nonetheless, "the DMV" has become shorthand for this office all across the country.
29th Jul '17 10:04:39 AM crazysamaritan
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* California cops have [[YouHave48Hours 48 hours]] to charge a suspect with a crime before they have to release him. The standard under federal law is actually 72 hours, but You Have 72 Hours isn't a trope.

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* California cops have [[YouHave48Hours [[RaceAgainstTheClock 48 hours]] to charge a suspect with a crime before they have to release him. The standard under federal law is actually 72 hours, but You Have 72 Hours isn't a trope.
28th Jul '17 10:12:25 AM jz78817
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*** In 2010, ABC offered ''Detroit 1-8-7'', a show with a title referencing the California penal code (murder) in a city not in California. In the Michigan legal code, 187 is a long-repealed section on assisting prison breakouts.

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*** In 2010, ABC offered ''Detroit 1-8-7'', a show with a title referencing the California penal code (murder) in a city not in California. In the Michigan legal code, 187 is a long-repealed section on assisting prison breakouts. 750.316 is the actual Michigan penal code for murder.
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