Originally Posted by westofyou
On that subject I loath the use of "Caly" for California, no one on the west coast ever refers to it that way and it's a sure sign of a tourist if there ever was one.
Though "P Town" for Portland in accepted, "Oaktown" for Oakland and "The City" for San Francisco.
I lived in San Francisco for a little while and I vaguely remember people going batcrazy when non-natives referred to it as "S.F." As I recall, "San Fran" was just slightly more tolerated.
"Oaktown" is hysterical as a nickname since it barely differs from the real one in length or structure. I've never heard that before.