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Old 11-28-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Newark, Ca
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I actually hear and say "Sanfernsisco," said quickly as one word. Strangely enough, my autocorrect even spelled it out that way when I typed in the first couple of letters.
Locals, especially from the South Bay do the same thing with San Jose. Most longtime South Bay residents say "Sanozay" like it's one word. When people emphasize the "h" sound in Jose, I tend to subconsciously assume they're not from around here.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Between the City constantly being called "San Fran" or "SFO," is there another city where out of towners erroneously think they know more about the place than the people who actually live there?
^this. And refer to New York to a native New Yorker as "The Big Apple". I dare you, I double you lol
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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It's more about that there's multiple major cities in the Bay Area and "the City" distinguishes it from the others. Conversely (and not-so coincidentally) Oakland's known as "the Town" to urban Bay Area locals. Like the term Frisco, the Town isn't used by transplants or upper class people... transplants use the Oakland version of San Fran (Oaktown) which is equally grating to any Oaklander under the age of 40 and is a dead giveaway for a transplant if the person using it is under 40.

If anything, it's a statement about how isolated and to an extent how provincial the Bay Area is... this obviously wouldn't happen in a region of the country where big cities were built very close to each other as an ubiquitous term like "the city" would be meaningless. That is, unless you're talking about New York... apparently the laws of snobbishness don't apply to them lol.
the term "the city" was imported long ago by east coast transplants who also use that term for the large major city of that time. Back then, San Francisco was the largest city on the west coast and the surrounding places were towns by comparison. New York, and I believe Philadelphia and Boston also use this term. Its a hold over from back in the day.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Locals, especially from the South Bay do the same thing with San Jose. Most longtime South Bay residents say "Sanozay" like it's one word. When people emphasize the "h" sound in Jose, I tend to subconsciously assume they're not from around here.
typical bay area speech at 100 miles an hour. We do that with everything. That's why San Rafael is pronounced the way it is.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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Hmmmm...

Gentoo, where are you from, originally?

Bay Area speech at 100 miles an hour?! When I lived there, most people could tell that I was from back east...and it wasn't because of an accent, it was because I spoke quickly.

Native Californians don't speak as slowly as southerners, that's for sure, but I don't think they're known to be rapid-fire talkers either.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:10 AM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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typical bay area speech at 100 miles an hour. We do that with everything. That's why San Rafael is pronounced the way it is.
yea its San Ruh-fell ... not San Rah-Fai-ell
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Hmmmm...

Gentoo, where are you from, originally?

Bay Area speech at 100 miles an hour?! When I lived there, most people could tell that I was from back east...and it wasn't because of an accent, it was because I spoke quickly.

Native Californians don't speak as slowly as southerners, that's for sure, but I don't think they're known to be rapid-fire talkers either.
I'm from a Berkeley originally. I've only lived here and San Diego and traveled to WA a few times. In both places people always said I spoke fast. SoCal definitely speaks more slowly. Never been to the east coast so can't comment.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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yea its San Ruh-fell ... not San Rah-Fai-ell
exactly just like Concord is kahn-kerd not kahn-kord
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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I hear people say Con-Kerd never heard "Kahn Nerd" or Con-Cord
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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I hear people say Con-Kerd never heard "Kahn Nerd" or Con-Cord
kahn-nerd was a typo. I type on a mobile device so I'm full of typos.
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