You’re a new transplant to the city. You’ve got a Giants hat on your head, an ‘artisan’ pour-over coffee in hand, and a sleek new road bike locked up right outside the coffeeshop. You pay too much in rent.
So you must be a local now, huh? Not so fast. Here’s why you’re still a tourist in San Francisco.
1. You say “San Fran.”
Sure, it sounds pretty cool — to people that don’t live in San Francisco. Dropping “San Fran” mid-conversation is a sure-fire way to show others that you haven’t been in town too long. The city doesn’t need a nickname, but if you’re going to go with one, try one of the others: SF or “the City.” People don’t call them “San Di” or “Los Ange,” do they?