A very old Chronicle column, from before I was born. So though I wasn’t even around for it, I’m still gonna take issue. I think the city’s name is pronounced, roughly, “Sanrincisco”. That’s what I tend toward anyway.
Worth a read if you’re from San Francisco. The observation that SF natives say “Yeah?” a lot instead of “Is that right?” is interesting. I used to get hell for this in college, in San Diego, where everyone talks like an idiot as a rule.