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What is the nickname or motto for the city of San Francisco?

-- Russell (, 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 (, February 11, 1998.

Herb Caen used to call it "Baghdad by the Bay."

-- Dorothy (, 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 (, January 05, 1999.

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