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Old 10-01-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: South Korea
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In pretty much every topic where a non-Bay Area resident asks about San Francisco, they call it "San Fran."

I don't know why, but nobody here calls it that. Or "Frisco." So if you think we do, we don't! I don't usually consider myself a snob, and I didn't grow up here, but there is something sort of weird to see people call it that.

So do what you want, but people here call it San Francisco or the City, and if they're typing it they'll type "SF."

Some people here will give you a hard time if you call it "San Fran" or "Frisco," but by and large people won't care but you are setting yourself up for some mild ribbing.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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When you SAY it do u really always say the full San Fransico?Seems like a mouth full in general conversation. No shortened version at all? I have to "rib" you for using the word ain't. =) Thank u for the warning though.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Other demographics call it "Frisco" all the time, but why would someone in Rockridge ever come into contact with such peoples...
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I gotta admit, where I grew up in Lafayette my friends and I called it San Fran all the time. Or "the city."
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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When San Francisco is a mouth full, we call it SF.

San Fran doesn't sound right to me either. Saaaan Fraaaan. Sounds like some squaky parrot trying to do east coast talk.

I can see how people outside use San Fran endearingly though- but the people who live here generally don't find it charming.

And Frisco is more appropriate to use if you are a hip hopper- naw mean?
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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When you SAY it do u really always say the full San Fransico?Seems like a mouth full in general conversation. No shortened version at all?
I say the whole thing (San Francisco) and so do the people I know who are from San Francisco. It's just not that hard!
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I've referred to it as "Frisco". I know some folks in San Francisco object to that, but it seems pretty silly to me to find this a bother.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and we don't care if folks call it Philly.

Any city with more than two syllables would seem to get a nickname.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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When San Francisco is a mouth full, we call it SF.

San Fran doesn't sound right to me either. Saaaan Fraaaan. Sounds like some squaky parrot trying to do east coast talk.

I can see how people outside use San Fran endearingly though- but the people who live here generally don't find it charming.

And Frisco is more appropriate to use if you are a hip hopper- naw mean?
LMAO @ squaky parrot. I've always referred to it as the city and had no problem saying San Francisco. Then again, I'm one of the few left that have no problem pronouncing multi-syllable words lol.

It's just like New Yorkers don't say "The big apple".
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I say the whole thing (San Francisco) and so do the people I know who are from San Francisco. It's just not that hard!
Exactly
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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I'm still calling it San Fran, and you can't stop me BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!
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