'Valley Girl' at 25: Big hair is gone...

'Valley Girl' at 25: Big hair is gone, but spirit lingers, fer ...

There are 13 comments on the LA Daily News story from Apr 7, 2008, titled 'Valley Girl' at 25: Big hair is gone, but spirit lingers, fer .... In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Valley girls Lynette Sikand, 46, and Teresa McGilvray, 48, from left, go to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to see a movie.

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Valley Rocks

Pasadena, CA

#1 Apr 7, 2008
The San Fernando Valley is still the cultural center of the teen universe, much to the dismay and envy of some. It's the home of Disney, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, and many others entertainment giants and they tend to reflect what local teens are doing. It's still relativey suburban and it has more retail mall shopping than ever. Valley teens have more urban activity options available to them these days rather than just the bland suburban scene of the 80s. It's nice to see the fashion scene, like, FINALLY moving away from the atrociously ugly, old and boring Hip Hop Gangsta look and the music scene speeding back to pop and rock music. WHAT-EVERRRRRR!!!
Darrin

Cleveland, OH

#2 Apr 7, 2008
Born and raised in the San Fernando valley and with every effort have done what I can to avoid the stereotypical valley girls when at all possible lol. Nothing says lack of intelligence like verbal fillers such as like, oh my god, huh, what. The disdain I carry for the valley is the born in a bubble syndrome seen as the young generation gets their silver platter life and has no idea of real strife. SO, now there are movies to remember it... umm yeah, that makes sense, like oh my god !!!

Since: Mar 08

NoHo.

#3 Apr 7, 2008
Yet you use "lol" in your comment, Darrin.

Totally lame.
M3isMe

United States

#4 Apr 7, 2008
Ohmigod! That article was, like, so cool! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I might be 44 years old and living in the Pacific Northwest, but once a Val, always a Val. We were blessed to have landed in that place at that time.
M3isMe

United States

#5 Apr 7, 2008
Darrin, respectfully, you missed the point. We were smart, we just didn't need to prove it. My friends and I all graduated college and went on to have careers, raise families, and experience life. You are missing out on a whole lot if you are judging girls by their slang. P.S. Many of us had strife and hardship, too, we just chose not to let it define us.
valleygirl1984

Van Nuys, CA

#6 Apr 7, 2008
I worked for an airline reservation center in 1992-93 and one of my callers asked 'Where are you from?' I thought a strange question but answered CA and asked why...he said 'I was trying to figure out your accent, it's Valley Girl, I hear it now'.
I have always said "You can take the girl outta the Valley but can't take the Valley out of the girl." Good Times.
Clive

Mission Hills, CA

#7 Apr 7, 2008
Video link in story no longer works?
Julie

Anaheim, CA

#8 Apr 8, 2008
It is true that you can take the girl out of the valley but you can't take the valley out of the girl. I married, moved to the east coast, and became a university professor. My students loved it when my "valley-ness" would slip out. I would tell people that English is my second language with Val-speak being my native language. On the east coast I was a cultural icon. Now that I'm back in Los Angeles, I am just another valley girl relic from another time and place.:)
Maria

Livingston, NJ

#9 Apr 8, 2008
totally!! once a Val..always a Val! lol! memories...and yes...the lingo still comes out at times...and then not only is it..wow...but it is recognized for what it is....Val speak!
puchani

Culver City, CA

#10 Apr 8, 2008
I'm like,speechless.
Amy

Winthrop, MA

#11 Apr 8, 2008
I LOVE Valley Girl! One my favorites of all time!
Angel

Lincolnshire, IL

#12 Aug 5, 2008
how can it not. It's a link that's on your front page
Marie

Woodland Hills, CA

#13 Oct 6, 2010
Great Article!!!!

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