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Old 12-23-2012, 01:52 AM
 
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how about using its official name:
the City and County of San Francisco
or
TCACOSF for short?
or just TACO?
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:56 AM
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Location: San Francisco
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how about using its official name:
the City and County of San Francisco
or
TCACOSF for short?
or just TACO?
Somehow "I Left My Heart in TACO," "On a Warm TACO Night" and "If You're Going to TACO" just don't have that ring.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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Short answer: No.

Long answer: The only widely accepted abbreviation is SF. Frisco (or "the Sco") is used in the hood and San Fran is used by tourists but the only shorthand widely used throughout and outside of San Francisco in conversation is "the City". SF can be used in conversation as well but generally isn't (I have before though).

Source: I'm from the Bay.
Don't forget SFC. The "C" standing for city just like the "C" in "NYC". Just like how Manhattan is "The City" in NYC, SF is "The City" in terms of the Bay Area. Correspondingly, Oakland is referred to as "The Town". Thats right. SF and Oakland are more closely related than outsiders think. But SFC is another somewhat outdated ghetto term for The City. Popularized by SF Hunter's Point natives RBL Posse.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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Don't forget SFC. The "C" standing for city just like the "C" in "NYC". Just like how Manhattan is "The City" in NYC, SF is "The City" in terms of the Bay Area. Correspondingly, Oakland is referred to as "The Town". Thats right. SF and Oakland are more closely related than outsiders think. But SFC is another somewhat outdated ghetto term for The City. Popularized by SF Hunter's Point natives RBL Posse.
Yup... "Don't give me no bammer weed, we don't smoke that **** in the SFC" haha.

SFC also stood for "Sucka-Free City" which was usually shortened to "the Sucka-Free". Spike Lee made a feature-length fictional film with the same title about the streets of San Francisco from the perspectives of asians, whites and blacks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:28 PM
 
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When I lived in San Francisco we just called it SF. But I wonder if "SFO" is being used by some people for the city instead of the airport the same way a lot of people up here called Portland "PDX," which I hear a lot. (I never hear anyone call Seattle "SEA" or "Sea-Tac," though!)
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:49 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I wonder if "SFO" is being used by some people for the city instead of the airport the same way a lot of people up here called Portland "PDX"
About as much as the folks in L.A. refer to their town as LAX.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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I prefer Frisco
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: oakland
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SF native here. It's either SF, the city, or San Francisco. If you deviate from these 3, you are not from here and all the other names sound tacky to my ears.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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SF native here. It's either SF, the city, or San Francisco. If you deviate from these 3, you are not from here and all the other names sound tacky to my ears.
I'm not from here, but they sound tacky to me too. I like "the City," but I understand how it can seem pretentious. If I'm among know Bay Area people, I will use it, as there is no ambiguity. It's usually in response to "where do you live?" "SF" really only works in writing. So, the quickly mashed together "Sanferncisco" is probably my deepest well, as is the local custom.

Perhaps we should come up with a new nickname everyone could agree on...
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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No, people call it the City Built By the Gods, or CBBTG.....
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