Sunday, November 29, 2015

Word I use Constantly- Day 28 November Writing Challenge

So I may have skipped some days...

Today's Prompt: The word/phrase you use constantly

This is so embarrassing. Since I've moved back to Northern California I've found myself using a word that is exclusively NorCal and something I probably should have stopped saying in high school but somehow haven't.

 The word is...Hella (and/or Hecka) Defined by urban dictionary as: " Hella. Originated from the streets of San Francisco in the Hunters Point neighborhood. It is commonly used in place of "really" or "very when describing something." 

I don't think there is anything wrong with the word but I like to think of myself as sophisticated and the use of hella is anything but. However the use of this word instantly identifies me as a Bay Area girl and I have no probem with that. 

PS. No Doubt is a Southern California band but they got a pass to use our word in their kick ass song. 

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