RE: RARA-AVIS: Theme of the month - San Francisco

From: Forstater, Mathew (
Date: 03 Oct 2001

I have often heard "San Fran" used.

> San Francisco was often referred to as "Frisco" in
> slangy talk. What do
> the locals think if they hear this now? That the
> speaker's an idiot?

They will correct you, usually politely, but in any case firmly. To Bay Areans, it's either San Francisco or The City. There's even a restaurant called "Don't Call It 'Frisco.'"

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