Re: RARA-AVIS: More Maltese Falcon

Date: 10 Feb 2005

In a message dated 2/9/2005 11:04:37 PM US Mountain Standard Time, writes:

> Well, Bill, if you ever do go to San Francisco, you do not want to call
> it Frisco. Natives hate that. Does anyone know why? I've always been
> curious.

No idea. Maybe an older generation cared but it didn't bother my friends and me. It might have originated with a very popular gossip columnist Herb Caen who wrote a book "Don't Call it Frisco". I lived there for the first twenty years of my life and can't recall if I ever actually heard anyone call it that.

Jeff in the desert - don't call it dessert

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