"Pot," he explained with a straight face and Berkeley logic, "is what your mom calls it."
"Well, weed," I spat back, "is what my mom calls it!"
And that's the kind of conversations you have in California.
Anywho, not just words but whole sayings need to keep up with the times. Lucky for us the good people at DoghouseDiaries made a handy cheat sheet. Keep this list close by and you'll never sound like a goof, a nerd, a dork, a fall guy, a meatball, or a square.