San Francisco Bay Area map according to Urban Dictionary


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/30/san-francisco-bay-area-map-acc.html


#2

Yahoo: decent email?


#3

pig latin for “Beast”

lol.

Do Atlanta next!


#4

Looking at the cut-off map, I assumed San Jose had been erased as an entity, which is usually how it goes when people think about or depict the Bay Area.


#5

Brings back memories of school days. I’m disappointed not to see Stanford tagged as “The Farm.”


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#7

I thought the whole thing would have been labeled “Limousine Liberals” instead of one small area. :thinking:


#8

Nope…


#9

San Jose has been removed from all maps. That why everyone has to ask for directions to get there.


#10

Bay Area native here. Can confirm this map is largely accurate.


#11

I never thought of this before but sure enough my current place of residence is there and largely accurate.


#12

I’d say that’s not entirely untrue, and in a way, we kinda don’t mind, either.


#13

the thing is though, no one around here calls berkeley “Berzerkeley” - to me it’s like seeing “Frisco” where “The City” is.

other than that, seems pretty accurate. i agree, the Furd should probably say “the farm”

but crowdsourcing, you know… what ya gonna do?


#14

Works for old reclusive me.


#15

What that description, she’ll be looking for a very, very long time. “So it’s not like LA, and it’s got a lot of… space?” I’m pretty sure the guy who wrote the lyrics had never been to San Jose - he claims he was stationed there while in the navy. Pretty sure he confused it with someplace else.

I frequently erase San Jose from my mind, and I live here.


#16

So, nothing where I deliver each week between Bezerkley and (now I can’t remember) C-dub(?)

I dub thee Braverman-burg or aptly, Parent-hood (yeah, I know Parenthood’s in San Diego, but it sure looks like their neighborhood at the 'rents house out there).


#17

I’m sitting in the Dub-C right now. And neither Orinda nor Lafayette seem to have any traction for nicknames on urban dictionary which surprises me not at all.


#18

Unscientific map? I’m a local and its pretty spot on!


#19

“The Town”? “Rich”? It’s “Oak-town”! And Richmond is nowhere near cool enough to have any kind of nick-name!


#20

I’ll try to come up with a couple…

Orinda… San Pablo’s Damned Road? Whitest BART station?
Lafayette? Umm… white people?

Yeah, those are tough. I mean that entire SR-24 corridor east of the tunnel is basically white people central.

Moraga at least has a song written about it.