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What is the nickname or motto for the city of San Francisco?
-- Russell (Earlybirdz@aol.com), February 10, 1998
Nickname = "Frisco" (shudder). Terrible name. Seems to have started as a sailor's nickname around the turn-of-the century. Others may know more.
Motto = "Oro en paz, fierro en guerra" (Gold in peace, iron in war)
-The Anonymous Historian
-- anon (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 11, 1998.
Herb Caen used to call it "Baghdad by the Bay."
-- Dorothy (email@example.com), February 11, 1998.
Proper names for San Francisco are either:
San Francisco or The City (City is capitalized)
Locals do NOT refer to the City as Frisco. Please use that term cautiously, and be prepared to be chastised.
-- Robert W. Summers (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 1999.