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Silicone Valley

Definitions

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  • proper n. An erroneous, archaic form of Silicon Valley (see the Wikipedia article on Silicon Valley).
  • proper n. A term referring to either Los Angeles as a whole or the San Fernando Valley (see the Wikipedia article on the San Fernando Valley) which plays on the term Silicon Valley (known for innovation, education, and technology; Silicon referring to semiconductor wafers used to make integrated circuits), whereas Los Angeles is infamous for glorification of artificial looks, and San Fernando Valley is the world capital of the porn industry (Silicone being the material used to make breast implants, surgically augmented puffy lips, etc.).

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Examples

  • He also recently paid a visit to Facebook headquarters (you know, the one in Silicone Valley -- oops, that one was my bad!), where he rapped on top of a conference room table.

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  • The hip-hop artist and controversy generator made his Twitter debut this morning with a spelling error: "Up early in the morning taking meetings in Silicone Valley."

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  • The researchers give Wall Street, the Silicone Valley, and Bollywood in India as examples.

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  • And if the American economy is looking for a Detroit for the 21st century, it's Silicone Valley.

    CNN Transcript Jun 6, 2009

  • The Minister said the supplier park was not only modelled on the successes obtained in the South African automotive industry, but also on similar parks such as the Silicone Valley in California and Toulouse in France.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • As little as fifteen years ago the United States saw a boom in the computer industry, and Silicone Valley was a hotbed of activity for many technologically based professions.

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  • He worked for 3 years running a high speed punch press in a metal stamping factory in Silicone Valley, eventually returning to school at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he completed a BA in 1983.

    Michael Boughn

  • Meanwhile, in the cities, drug dealers and their molls held sway to such an extent that, over the years in the poor comunas, the look of young men and women has changed from simple and modest to gangsta-rap tough, and so many women have undergone breast-enhancement procedures that Medellín is referred to as Silicone Valley.

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  • E.g. the land value tax on a prime piece of real estate in Silicone Valley would be much higher than on many more acres of farmland in rural Ohio.

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  • E.g. the land value tax on a prime piece of real estate in Silicone Valley would be much higher than on many more acres of farmland in ruralOhio.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » This is Pretty Cool…:

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