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Old 08-26-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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If you want to call it Cali or San Fran, go right ahead. I don't have a problem with that. I was born and raised in Chicago and I love calling it ChiTown

 
Old 08-26-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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yea nobody calls it cali... right

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Old 08-27-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Heart of the San Joaquin
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Even more reason not to call my state "cali".
 
Old 08-27-2009, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Even more reason not to call my state "cali".
Hehe, I was thinking the same thing. What a bunch of GARBAGE!
 
Old 08-27-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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Well if someone named "Yukmouth" calls it Cali, shouldn't we all?
 
Old 08-28-2009, 12:10 AM
 
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Umm... sorry to break it to you, but we Californians call it "Cali", we always have. I'm stunned that someone would actually believe that it's not called that. Now, if someone says "Frisco" or "Lom-Poke" Or "San Louise Obeespo", then there is an issue. But we all call it Cali. I was born in Cali, right across from the first In n Out burger in Baldwin Park. Cali is fine...

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A fun bit of advice to some that would visit or even live in this Golden State -
Please do NOT use the term Cali when referring to California. You will instantly be identified as someone who knows nothing about CA and will peg yourself as a desperate East Coast or Midwestern native that only knows CA through the eyes of reality television, MTV, or various faux representations of what CA is and life here is like.

Example, a conversation from someone from Akron OH,

Ohio girl: OMG!! I'm going to Cali this weekend.
Californian: I think you mean, California, we call it California here.
Ohio girl: well that place is da bomb.
Californian: We stopped using that slang quite a while ago.
Ohio girl: ohhh, my bad
Californian: (slight groan)

People from CA know that CA is not monolithic and homogeneous, it is varied and diverse. We refer to specific locations in CA, like SF, the Bay Area, Santa Barbara, Yosemite, Newport Beach, Venice, etc.

Using the term Cali, is like calling Hors d'œuvres , "horse doovers", which will elicit the same sort of snickering and occasional contempt from Californians. Please expunge the term "Cali" from your lexicon. The only time Cali is appropriate is if you are an international adventurer off to Cali Colombia, in which case the lowbrow use of "Cali" would have never entered your mind.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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No, Frisco is a perfectly legitimate term. If you are a gold miner from the 1800s. Or a scriptwriter for Walter Brennan movies.

Yes, the term 'Cali' is low class. Do you know how I know? The person who coined the term walked around in public with his pants down around his knees so everyone would see his underwear hanging out.
Okay, that's the funniest thing I've read all day. You think it's "Low class", my gawd, has American really dissolved into a class war over this ridiculousness? I'm pretty sure that it didn't take a rapper to abbreviate the state with the looong name into Cali, all by himself. My friends and family, all lifelong Californians, refer to it as Cali all the time... it's a nickname.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Now, if someone says ... "Lom-Poke" ... then there is an issue.
Wait a minute -- Lom-poke is correct! I hear people from outside of the area saying "Laampaak", which I know is wrong.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 12:50 AM
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Cali is in Colombia.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Back and forth
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Umm... sorry to break it to you, but we Californians call it "Cali", we always have. I'm stunned that someone would actually believe that it's not called that.
Clearly you did not read the preceding 160+ posts, which makes it clear that many of us do not refer to it as Cali. And only fairly recently did that nickname come into use at all.
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