What does “Californication” mean

Does “californication” mean a process of becoming a Californian (a person who was born and raised in California)?

If yes, could we use “Miamisation” or “Miamization” to use for Miami?


Californiacation is a made up word from a song. Here is the definition from Ask.com:

Californication is a term used to refer to the blend of the word California and fornication, and it refers primarily to the haphazard, mindless development that has already gobbled up most of Southern California.

It comes from the song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

With respect to your second question, the -ization suffix is indeed offen used colloquially to refer to the process of becoming a part of a group. So Miamization would be understood by an English speaker to mean that someone’s personality is changing in such a way that makes him more like residents of Miami.

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