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Posted by Rawrnosaurous

I laughed my ass off when this happened and maybe it's my ignorance but I generally don't hear anyone outside of Nor Cal say hella. To have someone randomly use it in a game from Japan that is supposed to be set in rural Japan made this even weirder.

Posted by dungbootle

People in rural Japan generally don't speak any English at all so it's not that weird

Posted by Captain_Felafel

Kanji would totally say "hella".

Edited by Blackout62

Alright who in northern California actually says "hella"? I've lived between central and northern California my whole life and have maybe heard it from one person. For that matter who says "Nor Cal"?

Edited by FluxWaveZ

I had no idea "hella" was supposed to be a regional thing.

Posted by Red

Hella is perfectly fine. I've seen it used quite a bit, and I've never lived in California.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

I've heard hella hellas living in Massachusetts.

Posted by ajamafalous

I've heard hellas used in Austin as well. It might've (probably) started in NorCal but I'm sure it's spread by now.

Posted by Icemo

I hear the word hella often too, since it means "oven" in finnish...

Edited by Ghostiet

SINCE WHEN KANJI IS JAPANESE, NO ONE IN JAPAN CAN SAY "HELLA"

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Posted by Butano

@Blackout62 said:

Alright who in northern California actually says "hella"? I've lived between central and northern California my whole life and have maybe heard it from one person. For that matter who says "Nor Cal"?

Umm...My friends and I say "Nor Cal" all the time and have occasionally dropped a "hella" on things thought were pretty sweet, like "that's hella sick" or something like that.

People always have some sort of imaginary line on what constitutes where the Nor Cal line is, but personally for me it's anything north of Sacramento. Yuba City, Redding, Chico, Eureka, Fort Bragg, all Northern California. San Fran? Eh....I don't consider it but I know others would just based on it's in the northern half of California.

Posted by Nightriff

Kanji is a man of the world, dont mess with him or he will tell you to step off!

Posted by xtafxfoulfellow

I noticed that too and nearly sent it to my nor cal friends

Posted by Phatmac

GET BENT

Posted by believer258

@FluxWaveZ said:

I had no idea "hella" was supposed to be a regional thing.

Neither did I. Some Swedes put it in Battlefield 3; it must be making the rounds.

Posted by Narx

GET BENT

Posted by Jams

I remember "hella" back in the late nineties (like around '98). I had a friend who had karate tournaments around California. I remember at one point he started saying hella and I remember wondering where the hell he got that from. I just chalked it up to how they talked around San Jose (where I think he had the tournament). Then all of a sudden we were all saying it. It's a pretty infectious word for some reason. Before I knew it, I started seeing it on TV. Of course after a while I started to despise that word and vow never to speak it.

Posted by Chop

Everyone around here got it from that South Park episode. Of course, that was like 14 years ago and the word is long dead around here now.

Posted by SlightConfuse

Kanji likes helm breakers. Then

Posted by BisonHero
@Chop

Everyone around here got it from that South Park episode. Of course, that was like 14 years ago and the word is long dead around here now.

That's what I came here to say. Even if that word were originally regional, it went international well over a decade ago, so I don't know what crazy time bubble the thread creator is living in.
Posted by Tylea002

That sounds like something Kanji would say. I approve.