Los Angelinos are mainly laid-back and casual breeds of people and are fully aware that millions of tourists invade our city 365 days a year. There are a few rules about how to see the real LA, and if you can’t follow directions, it really pisses us off.
1. Call California Cali.
Yeah, we hate that word. Even though you can walk into any tourist trap store in Venice or Hollywood Boulevard and pick up a trucker hat with “Cali” emblazoned in big letters, real Californians never use the term “Cali.” Much like you don’t call San Francisco “Frisco” or New York the “Big Apple.” Immerse yourself, try and fit in, and don’t use that lame word.