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November 14, 2007 7:23 PM   Subscribe

What do you call someone who hails from Hollywood.

Hollywoodan? Hollywoodite? Nothing sounds right, and I can't seem to find any reference online.

If they don't already have a name, help me make one up. Hollywoodlander? Hollywoodski?
posted by Astro Zombie to Writing & Language (28 answers total)
 
A Californian.
posted by Malor at 7:25 PM on November 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Hollow Woody (aka "limp dick").
posted by ericb at 7:25 PM on November 14, 2007


Glitterati?
posted by clango at 7:25 PM on November 14, 2007


From Hollywood the place, not Hollywood the industry.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:26 PM on November 14, 2007


Err -- that would be a capital "D" -- aka Limp Dick!
posted by ericb at 7:26 PM on November 14, 2007


Must resist the urge to snark...must resist...

I've lived near Hollywood for about 7-8 years and I don't think I've ever heard anyone use a term to refer to Hollywood residents, though I have individually referred to some folks as "Hollywood trash" before.

There's also a Beck song called "Hollywood Freaks" which kind of works.
posted by dhammond at 7:26 PM on November 14, 2007


From Hollywood: "Actor/Model/Waiter." (and we enunciate the "slash").

From West Hollywood (WeHo): "Gay Stud."
posted by ericb at 7:28 PM on November 14, 2007


I'm looking for something that would be the equivalent of Bostonian or Minneapolitan. Although, by all means, come up with funny ones too. I'm never one to suppress humor.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:30 PM on November 14, 2007


Hollywoodniks.
posted by oneirodynia at 7:30 PM on November 14, 2007


Wood Nymph?
(hey, I live here. It's only fair)
posted by revmitcz at 7:42 PM on November 14, 2007


hollywoodsman
posted by thinkingwoman at 7:45 PM on November 14, 2007


They are Angelenos.
posted by MaxK at 7:46 PM on November 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hollywoodkins?
posted by lumosh at 7:46 PM on November 14, 2007


Previously.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:54 PM on November 14, 2007


Hollyweirdian.
posted by splendid animal at 7:56 PM on November 14, 2007


Hollywoodlian, like Liverpudlian.
posted by cardboard at 8:24 PM on November 14, 2007


I had never before realized how much the eastern border of Hollywood looks like Pee Wee Herman.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:25 PM on November 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Tinseltonian
LAXitive
'Fornicator
Carwhore
posted by rob511 at 8:35 PM on November 14, 2007


Angeleno. Just like someone from Washington Heights or Chelsea is a New Yorker.
posted by dame at 9:42 PM on November 14, 2007


Apparently, some people in Los Angeles think nobody who is a native to LA would call themselves an Angelino.

Regardless. People from Harlem call themselves Harlemites. People from Northeast Minneapolis call themselves Northeasterners. People from the 9th Ward of New Orleans call (or called) themselves 9th Warders. I've even heard people in Westwood Village call themselves Westwooders (although when I lived there I called myself a Westsider).
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:50 PM on November 14, 2007


Angeleno/a---speaking as one. I grew up in the Valley, but I was born at Cedars of Lebanon hospital, now the blue Scientology headqaurters.
posted by brujita at 10:09 PM on November 14, 2007


Hollowoodie
posted by kirkaracha at 10:13 PM on November 14, 2007


Yes, that's why I chose the neighborhoods I did. Some neighborhoods don't have sobriquets. I am from the suburbs of LA and would simply call someone from Hollywood a Californian. Anything else I would think is lame. Angeleno is a bit of a compromise if you insist on something.
posted by dame at 10:18 PM on November 14, 2007


If you're talking about the Hollywood in LA, Los Angeleno would be correct - Hollywood isn't a city, but rather a neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles. Confusingly, though, West Hollywood is a separate city.
posted by PandaMcBoof at 11:27 PM on November 14, 2007


Waitstaff.
posted by Reggie Digest at 12:04 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I grew up in a town called Shorewood, and we called ourselves Shorewoodians, so I would go with Hollywoodian.
posted by afu at 12:11 AM on November 15, 2007


Hollywoodian (Or Brummie if you are talking about the Hollywood on the outskirts of Birmingham, UK)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:27 AM on November 15, 2007


dame is right, as usual.
posted by languagehat at 7:13 AM on November 15, 2007


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