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Old 10-06-09, 12:14 PM   #1
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Where would you like to live, and why?

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I'd like to move to Cali, but the boyfriend doesn't want to... hehe.
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San Francisco. Cause it's awesomosity

or Portland OR. Cause it's so bike friendly ...but only if it didn't rain so much.
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San Francisco. Cause it's awesomosity

or Portland OR. Cause it's so bike friendly ...but only if it didn't rain so much.
I'd live in 'Frisco if I made 400K a year. Otherwise, you'll just end up stuck out in a distant suburb, or living in a REALLY skanky part of the city.
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I'd live in 'Frisco if I made 400K a year. Otherwise, you'll just end up stuck out in a distant suburb, or living in a REALLY skanky part of the city.
No no no!! Never call it that! It's THE CITY (if you want to use its nick name) to us native San Franciscans. It's a big insult to call it that because that is a shortcut to the name and San Francisco is worthy of it's full name being used. Also, the term Frisco was used in a negative way (regarding its past) in reference to The beautiful City.


http://feu.answers.fy8.b.yahoo.com/q...AAJCpOc&show=7

Although it has pretty much become a meaningless tradition, there's a historical reason for an aversion to the terms.

In the 19th century, the use of "Frisco" was very common among cowboys and settlers in the West. These folks tended to move to California because they were struggling back East (often escaping from debts, responsibilities, and jails). And the East Coast establishment regarded them as vile, low-class, and boorish. Eventually, "Frisco" became a term used to mock San Francisco's boomtown roots.

By the end of the 19th century and early 20th century though, San Francisco had become large, wealthy, and cultured. So, the local aristocracy -- Hearst, DeYoung, Spreckels, Stanford, and others -- decided to adopt a more snobbish attitude (in an attempt to gain legitimacy with the old-money types). They made a rule that using "Frisco" was bad. They forbade their workers from saying it. They had their newspapers write editorials condemning the term as incorrect and crude. They even had the Board of Supervisors pass a resolution against it.

Apparently, the plan worked because it soon became taboo.

As for the term "Cali", there are a couple possible explanations. Some claim the term was derived from immigrant communities in Southern California. Since California was hard to pronounce (still is for some, look at the Governor)... many Asian immigrants simply shortened it to an easier form.

The La Raza movement claims it comes from the Mexican slang word "Califas" (which is derived from the Spanish for an Islamic Governor during the Muslim conquest of Iberia, and insinuates that California is an occupied territory). Obviously, there are political overtones to this explanation that makes it more controversial than the alternative above.

But as with "Frisco", most people are unaware of the reasons behind their dislike for the "Cali" term. It has simply become a practice without meaning.
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No no no!! Never call it that! It's THE CITY (if you want to use its nick name) to us native San Franciscans. It's a big insult to call it that because that is a shortcut to the name and San Francisco is worthy of it's full name being used. Also, the term Frisco was used in a negative way (regarding its past) to describe The beautiful City.


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Although it has pretty much become a meaningless tradition, there's a historical reason for an aversion to the terms.

In the 19th century, the use of "Frisco" was very common among cowboys and settlers in the West. These folks tended to move to California because they were struggling back East (often escaping from debts, responsibilities, and jails). And the East Coast establishment regarded them as vile, low-class, and boorish. Eventually, "Frisco" became a term used to mock San Francisco's boomtown roots.

By the end of the 19th century and early 20th century though, San Francisco had become large, wealthy, and cultured. So, the local aristocracy -- Hearst, DeYoung, Spreckels, Stanford, and others -- decided to adopt a more snobbish attitude (in an attempt to gain legitimacy with the old-money types). They made a rule that using "Frisco" was bad. They forbade their workers from saying it. They had their newspapers write editorials condemning the term as incorrect and crude. They even had the Board of Supervisors pass a resolution against it.

Apparently, the plan worked because it soon became taboo.

As for the term "Cali", there are a couple possible explanations. Some claim the term was derived from immigrant communities in Southern California. Since California was hard to pronounce (still is for some, look at the Governor)... many Asian immigrants simply shortened it to an easier form.

The La Raza movement claims it comes from the Mexican slang word "Califas" (which is derived from the Spanish for an Islamic Governor during the Muslim conquest of Iberia, and insinuates that California is an occupied territory). Obviously, there are political overtones to this explanation that makes it more controversial than the alternative above.

But as with "Frisco", most people are unaware of the reasons behind their dislike for the "Cali" term. It has simply become a practice without meaning.
I think Frisco would be a great place to live!
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If I had unlimited funds, I would live on the Big Island of Hawaii. The different climate zones, laid back atmosphere. Heaven on earth!
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I think Frisco would be a great place to live!
Hopefully you'll be able to move there. I've never been to Texas.



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Old 10-06-09, 02:05 PM   #15
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If the Puerto Rican Gov wasn't so corrupt (not to mention the high crime and murder rate) I would totally live there.
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There too, but prob somewhere on the smaller islands.
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born and raised in and don't want to leave CT. but a better town than my current one, Meriden, would be great. Durham perhaps (lived there 6 years, liked it a lot). Guilford? Berlin (woodsy section)...
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born and raised in and don't want to leave CT. but a better town than my current one, Meriden, would be great. Durham perhaps (lived there 6 years, liked it a lot). Guilford? Berlin (woodsy section)...
I've got relatives who live in Madison Ct near Guilford. Beautiful area. Their house sits right on Long Island sound. The only problem is winter there.
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No no no!! Never call it that! It's THE CITY (if you want to use its nick name) to us native San Franciscans. It's a big insult to call it that because that is a shortcut to the name and San Francisco is worthy of it's full name being used. Also, the term Frisco was used in a negative way (regarding its past) in reference to The beautiful City.


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Although it has pretty much become a meaningless tradition, there's a historical reason for an aversion to the terms.

In the 19th century, the use of "Frisco" was very common among cowboys and settlers in the West. These folks tended to move to California because they were struggling back East (often escaping from debts, responsibilities, and jails). And the East Coast establishment regarded them as vile, low-class, and boorish. Eventually, "Frisco" became a term used to mock San Francisco's boomtown roots.

By the end of the 19th century and early 20th century though, San Francisco had become large, wealthy, and cultured. So, the local aristocracy -- Hearst, DeYoung, Spreckels, Stanford, and others -- decided to adopt a more snobbish attitude (in an attempt to gain legitimacy with the old-money types). They made a rule that using "Frisco" was bad. They forbade their workers from saying it. They had their newspapers write editorials condemning the term as incorrect and crude. They even had the Board of Supervisors pass a resolution against it.

Apparently, the plan worked because it soon became taboo.

As for the term "Cali", there are a couple possible explanations. Some claim the term was derived from immigrant communities in Southern California. Since California was hard to pronounce (still is for some, look at the Governor)... many Asian immigrants simply shortened it to an easier form.

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But as with "Frisco", most people are unaware of the reasons behind their dislike for the "Cali" term. It has simply become a practice without meaning.
Thanks for posting that. Not a native, but a small town kid from the Valley (and by that I correctly mean the Great Central Valley, not the San Fernando Valley), who still gets a thrill crossing the Bay Bridge.
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I've got relatives who live in Madison Ct near Guilford. Beautiful area. Their house sits right on Long Island sound. The only problem is winter there.
there are worse places to spend winter.
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Where I live now . . . or at least from March to November. I could go for a warmer climate during winter.

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