I have lived all over the world: NYC, FLA., ILL, NORCAL, Solihull England, etc, etc, etc. Each and every place has their own geographical vernacular, own cadence of speech, and pace of conversation. Some of which is just the local fad, catch phrase or term that everyone uses to relate better to each other. Fughetaboutdit, wicked cool, wobbly knobblers, and the universal DUDE.

Here in NorCal, I have found that everyone begins their sentence with the word “SO.” Such as:

Me: “Hey! How are you? What would you like to do?”

NorCal person: “Sooooo, I thought we would go for a bike ride.”

Me: “Great! Do you want to work hills or distance?”

NorCal person: “Soooo it would be great if we could do a little of both.”

Me: “Outstanding! We’ll climb Old la Honda Road, and continue out to the Ocean. We can stop for lunch at Duarte’s in Pescadero for a bowl of that Artichoke soup!”

NorCal person: “Soooo that sounds great.”

On the East Coast, when a person begins their sentence with “Soooo” typically it is a mildly condescending gesture. It took a few days for me to realize that most everyone in NorCal does this and it is only a geographic vernacular of the region. Barack Obama has even coined it.

Soooo are you “sooooing” yet?

Side note: Duarte’s Artichoke soup/green chili mix is worth whatever you have to pay to get there to eat it. Few times in my life have I ever boasted about food, but the artichoke soup/ green chili mix is out of this world.


One Response to “Soooo…”

  1. Soooo, I am done with the whole “so” thing. It is just annoying and unoriginal.
    Quit it.

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