Hella bad

Slate: United Slang of America map: If every state had an official word, what would it be?

California, as you might expect, is represented by “hella.”

You know what? I love that word. Primarily because its ability to piss people off is so disproportionate to it’s apparent… I don’t know, lightness? It barely exists as a distinct off-shoot of hell, and yet man does it MAKE PEOPLE ANGRY. We are so fragile.

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Hella bad

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