How do you spot radio & tv announcers (and others) in Northern California who haven’t been here long, particularly those who moved from Southern California (and thus can’t be spotted by accent)?
Get them to give a traffic report or just talk about traffic, routes, etc.
There’s a dead giveaway: The
For long-time locals, it’s “880″ and “101″ and “280″ and “273″ and the like.
For them Southerners, it’s “the 880″ and “the 101″ and so on.
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