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Old 12-01-2007, 11:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco; NYC;
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Interesting. I'm 22 and I never knew anyone to call it Frisco.
I'm 28 and if you call it frisco then you're definitely from out of town. Never ever have I heard of locals calling it that way.

 
Old 12-02-2007, 01:03 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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LOL. Truth is, I've rarely heard people correct anyone to their faces! They might giggle, or possibly ask if the person is from out-of-town... but you don't often hear anyone being chastised over it. Oh, and I don't put "the" in front of freeway names, so that must be a regional thing.
Some people around here definitely do refer to "the 101." Even more So-Cal-ish is to refer to names, like "The Nimitz" (880) or "Eastshore Freeway" (80 up to the 580 split), but the radio announcers do that too. I'm less clear on why they don't refer to the "Junipero Serra" (280) or the "Sinclair" (680), or the "Redwood Highway" (101 north of the Golden Gate).
 
Old 12-02-2007, 01:38 AM
 
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I think the term Frisco is used more by Blacks in San Francisco. You may hear it used more in Bay View.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 01:42 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Traffic reports with freeway names and not numbers are totally lost on me. If somebody told me there was a backup on the Grove Shafter, James Lick, or John F. Foran I wouldn't know where they were talking about. My paper map doesn't have Freeway names on it. I wouldn't even be aware of the three I mentioned above if it wasn't for Google.

Having said all that though I do think Military Intelligence Memorial Freeway sounds much more interesting than 23 and The Extraterrestrial Highway is infinitely better than 375.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 02:12 AM
 
Location: San Francisco; NYC;
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Traffic reports with freeway names and not numbers are totally lost on me. If somebody told me there was a backup on the Grove Shafter, James Lick, or John F. Foran I wouldn't know where they were talking about. My paper map doesn't have Freeway names on it. I wouldn't even be aware of the three I mentioned above if it wasn't for Google.

Having said all that though I do think Military Intelligence Memorial Freeway sounds much more interesting than 23 and The Extraterrestrial Highway is infinitely better than 375.
People actually refer to CA freeways by names? where is this?
 
Old 12-02-2007, 05:33 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I heard it all the time when I lived in Southern California. Since moving up here I got out of the habit of listening to news radio stations in favor of talk radio but last October we were stuck in a traffic jam outside of Windsor and the traffic announcer used Redwood Highway instead of 101.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Oakland CA
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People actually refer to CA freeways by names? where is this?
The Nimitz freeway is 880, Warren freeway is 13. I think the Bayshore is 101 from SF to SJ.

When we moved here, all the traffic reporters used names and not numbers.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Maybe it's just because those three (101 on the peninsula, 880, and 80 just east of the bridge) ALWAYS have tons of problems.. anyone who's commuted knows the "Nasty Nimitz." But 680 and Highway 4 are some of the worst commutes, and the news stations just call them by their numbers..
 
Old 12-02-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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I was reading the other thread and some of you are actually saying you've never heard anybody say "Frisco". It shows either a drastic age difference, or it shows that some of you have never been around people in the Fillmore or HP. I know 2nd generation San Franciscans who say "Frisco". There was a 1992 Rap song called, "Frisco" By San Quinn and 10 other San Francisco rappers. If you have never heard people from SF say "Frisco" then you must never leave your house. It is being said anywhere you have people under the age of 50.
I'm from San fransico there is nothing wrong with the term "frisco" but if I were to here someone say it I would think either a out of towner or that they were square.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 05:55 PM
 
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agreed with the above post, but doesn't Frisco sound just a little, little derogatory? or maybe it's just me.
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