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Old 11-21-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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It actually started as an east bay thing. Back in the 80's when I first heard it, I was a bit perplexed by this odd word. It was dumb ass then and it's dumb ass now.
Absolutely an East Bay term among the under-21 group.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Absolutely an East Bay term among the under-21 group.
It's definitely used by plenty of people over 21 and outside of the East Bay.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Hella - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

^Parts of this are unintentionally funny.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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It's definitely used by plenty of people over 21 and outside of the East Bay.
Not so much in the City, though. I have friends in El Cerrito and they hella say it all the time. My wife teaches high school near Berkeley and her kids are big on hella/hecka too.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I thought it was called "Babylon by the Bay".
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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I thought it was called "Babylon by the Bay".
That's Baghdad.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Bottom line is that if you ask to go to SFO you will wind up at the airport
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Bagdad has a Bay?
He was referring to how Herb Caen used to call San Francisco "Baghdad by the Bay"
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: The Powerhouse That Is California
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"San Fran" sounds weird to bay area people because we dont say "saan fraancisco"

it is more like San Frincisco

The A isnt pronounced
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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"San Fran" sounds weird to bay area people because we dont say "saan fraancisco"

it is more like San Frincisco

The A isnt pronounced
I actually hear and say "Sanfernsisco," said quickly as one word. Strangely enough, my autocorrect even spelled it out that way when I typed in the first couple of letters.
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