New Term: “Cali Sober”
Alcohol, Cali Sober, California, Language, Marijuana
Katie Heaney, at The Cut, explains:
Recently, I saw a conversation between a few women I follow on Twitter about Fiona Apple, who was profiled by Vulture last month. In the course of her interview, Apple mentions that sheâ€™s stopped drinking, but has started smoking more weed instead: â€œAlcohol helped me for a while, but I donâ€™t drink anymore,â€ she says. â€œNow itâ€™s just pot, pot, pot.â€ This was the part of the interview the women were discussing. â€œFiona Apple: Cali sober??â€ one wrote.
The term â€œCali soberâ€ here refers to people who donâ€™t drink but do smoke weed, though internet definitions vary slightly: Urban Dictionary says it means people who drink and smoke weed but donâ€™t do other drugs; an essay by journalist Michelle Lhooq uses it to refer to her decision to smoke weed and do psychedelics, but not drink. While the term is new to me, the behavior it describes is not. …