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Old 06-23-05, 04:53 PM
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"the city", as a title for san francisco proper, on the other hand, dates back quite far. my great-grandmother moved to san francisco in or around 1906 (yikes), and the rest of the family has stayed firmly planted ever since. "the city" was her term, even back then. true, it rings of pretention, but it's not supposed to be putting down other places or anything, like "theeee (one and only) city", but just a way of differentiating from the suburbs that started popping up outside "the city" around the early 20s and 30s. (daly city, south city, the surrounding south bay, etc.)
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