So learn to embrace the word "The" and get over it. It's how we assign importance, connection, ownership here. A California girl would never say: "Take highway 101 to highway 46 to highway 5 to get to Sacramento." Highway is a tell of a non-native like wearing black socks with sandals! Here it's " Take THE 10 to THE 46 to THE 5." It's all about the "THE".
I don't say, "lets go to In & Out." I say: "Lets go to THE In & Out." Because that's my In & Out. Get it?
And don't add words at the end of my phrases. I don't say, " Go with me"; I say "do you want to go with?"
Now forget about all those stupid trends: Hecka, Hella, gnarly, tubular. Those are missteps of the young. Stick with cool its still cool here.
All you need is to embrace the word "The" and don't say highway and don't take a red pen to my California speak. I'm a California girl. Leave me be!
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