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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 02:09 PM
Response to Reply #49
73. SF as "The City" comes from outer areas.
My parents, and grandparents (who were married in The City in 1900), lived elsewhere and always called SF "The City," as do I. For too many years that is exactly what it was in northern and central california -- the City. Even in Oakland, SF was "the City."

The SF media picked it up at some time - prob Herb Caen - and ran with it for PR.

-MB
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  -When you hear the term "The City" refering to a specific city salin  Sep-24-05 01:19 PM   #0 
  - New York, and I've never lived there.  TroubleMan   Sep-24-05 01:21 PM   #1 
  - Wash. D.C.  supernova   Sep-24-05 01:22 PM   #2 
  - I lived in NoVa  salin   Sep-24-05 01:25 PM   #4 
  - people from Arlington and Bethesda  northzax   Sep-25-05 09:18 PM   #81 
  - DC... we called it the 'district', not the city.  kansasblue   Sep-24-05 03:42 PM   #27 
  - Chicago. What else?  Blue-Jay   Sep-24-05 01:23 PM   #3 
  - Other "cities" don't actually exist. n/t  ZombieNixon   Sep-24-05 03:46 PM   #28 
  - same here  barb162   Sep-24-05 10:29 PM   #53 
  - "City" is NY, "town" is Boston.  tofunut   Sep-24-05 01:26 PM   #5 
  - We never seem to refer to Cleveland as the city...  WCGreen   Sep-24-05 01:30 PM   #6 
  - for me it depends on where I'm living  maddezmom   Sep-24-05 01:46 PM   #7 
  - Didn't think of DC as "the city" when I lived there  salin   Sep-24-05 02:01 PM   #8 
     - ya know now that you mention it  maddezmom   Sep-24-05 03:33 PM   #23 
        - curious - when were you in that region?  salin   Sep-24-05 03:36 PM   #25 
        - or "I'm from Northeast," "I'm from Southeast," ect.  TroubleMan   Sep-24-05 04:53 PM   #38 
  - The City......could only mean.......  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-24-05 02:14 PM   #9 
  - Hey Peggy!!  ronnykmarshall   Sep-25-05 10:35 AM   #68 
  - Alas, I did not......  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-25-05 06:54 PM   #75 
  - Yes! S.F.,  MaryBear   Sep-25-05 01:58 PM   #72 
     - Thank you!  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-25-05 06:56 PM   #76 
  - I grew a few miles outside Boston so that was "The city" for me  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-24-05 02:16 PM   #10 
  - The City still means SF to me  salin   Sep-24-05 02:27 PM   #12 
     - San Francisco is my favorite city of all time.  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-24-05 02:29 PM   #13 
        - before reading the rent thing I was thinking... a daily Sacramento  salin   Sep-24-05 02:31 PM   #15 
           - yes, a dump in SF and not even roper SF starts at $500k and it still needs  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-24-05 02:34 PM   #16 
  - SF for me too  Momgonepostal   Sep-24-05 02:18 PM   #11 
  - The District of Columbia  arwalden   Sep-24-05 02:30 PM   #14 
  - New York City. Only possibility.  tjdee   Sep-24-05 02:44 PM   #17 
  - San Francisco ...  Kickin_Donkey   Sep-24-05 02:54 PM   #18 
  - San Francisco is the only one to which I've heard that applied  aint_no_life_nowhere   Sep-24-05 02:55 PM   #19 
  - Friggin' dooop  jobycom   Sep-24-05 02:59 PM   #20 
  - New Orleans. Growing up  jobycom   Sep-24-05 03:00 PM   #21 
  - New York first, since I lived in Buffalo for a bit, now SF, since I am Sac  fleabert   Sep-24-05 03:03 PM   #22 
  - NOLA or Senloo  hfojvt   Sep-24-05 03:36 PM   #24 
  - just Rollin'  salin   Sep-24-05 03:38 PM   #26 
  - San Francisco.  Crazy Guggenheim   Sep-24-05 03:49 PM   #29 
  - New York, always  skygazer   Sep-24-05 03:55 PM   #30 
  - Never heard any other city called 'The City'  China_cat   Sep-24-05 03:57 PM   #31 
  - New York City, is "The City"  yellowdogintexas   Sep-24-05 03:59 PM   #32 
  - When I was a child growing-up in Kenner, it was New Orleans.  tedoll78   Sep-24-05 04:12 PM   #33 
  - London - specifically the "Square Mile"  tjwmason   Sep-24-05 04:29 PM   #34 
  - New York  mcar   Sep-24-05 04:30 PM   #35 
  - San Francisco for me too  flamingyouth   Sep-24-05 04:38 PM   #36 
  - Tonganoxie, Kansas  Telly Savalas   Sep-24-05 04:45 PM   #37 
  - The City of Los Angeles n/t  AVulgarianHue   Sep-24-05 05:49 PM   #39 
  - In the St Louis area, even though everyone in the 631xx ZIP  ikojo   Sep-24-05 06:01 PM   #40 
  - Yes, indeed.  deadparrot   Sep-24-05 10:27 PM   #52 
  - San Francisco  BuddhaGirl   Sep-24-05 08:06 PM   #41 
  - The City is San Francisco. n/t  bertha katzenengel   Sep-24-05 08:11 PM   #42 
  - When I hear 'The City'  miss_kitty   Sep-24-05 08:12 PM   #43 
  - S.F. is the only place I've known with the arrogance to refer to itself as  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-24-05 08:15 PM   #44 
  - Growing up here...  Hell Hath No Fury   Sep-24-05 10:03 PM   #47 
     - No, it's the Capitalized 'The City' that is objectionable to me.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-24-05 10:09 PM   #49 
        - SF as "The City" comes from outer areas.  MaryBear   Sep-25-05 02:09 PM   #73 
  - Oddly we don't use it where I'm from  HEyHEY   Sep-24-05 08:20 PM   #45 
  - Journey gives us the answer...  Hell Hath No Fury   Sep-24-05 09:53 PM   #46 
  - Oklahoma City ...  RoyGBiv   Sep-24-05 10:05 PM   #48 
  - Yeah, me too  fishwax   Sep-24-05 10:30 PM   #54 
     - Me also.  Z_I_Peevey   Sep-24-05 10:39 PM   #55 
  - New York. No body ever references Detroit. n/t  hickman1937   Sep-24-05 10:12 PM   #50 
  - Dallas.  fudge stripe cookays   Sep-24-05 10:19 PM   #51 
  - San Francisco nt  LeftyMom   Sep-24-05 10:51 PM   #56 
  - OKC  Kazak   Sep-24-05 11:01 PM   #57 
  - San Francisco  GRLMGC   Sep-24-05 11:41 PM   #58 
  - I grew up in the Bay Area -- "The City" means S.F. to me, too.  Oregonian   Sep-25-05 12:15 AM   #59 
  - NYC  Kathleen04   Sep-25-05 12:57 AM   #60 
  - Minneapolis  KitchenWitch   Sep-25-05 12:58 AM   #61 
  - Here in Minnesota, we say "The Cities"  Fox Mulder   Sep-25-05 12:59 AM   #62 
  - Also San Francisco for me.  Vektor   Sep-25-05 01:09 AM   #63 
  - Nashville.  Robeson   Sep-25-05 01:11 AM   #64 
  - NYC  fujiyama   Sep-25-05 04:43 AM   #65 
  - San Francisco! Is there any other "The City"?  tyedyeto   Sep-25-05 09:46 AM   #66 
  - San Francisco  ronnykmarshall   Sep-25-05 10:09 AM   #67 
  - NYC is The City. End of story.  malachibk   Sep-25-05 12:09 PM   #69 
  - manhattan  anarch   Sep-25-05 12:12 PM   #70 
  - manhattan  lionesspriyanka   Sep-25-05 12:29 PM   #71 
  - New York, what else?  catbert836   Sep-25-05 02:21 PM   #74 
  - Nobody says that here...  Groggy   Sep-25-05 08:46 PM   #77 
  - Annapolis, Baltimore or DC  Zuni   Sep-25-05 09:07 PM   #78 
  - Modesto...LOL!  Ladyhawk   Sep-25-05 09:17 PM   #79 
  - Oh, yah. Right, Ladyhawk. LOL.  MaryBear   Sep-25-05 09:43 PM   #83 
     - But I'm serious. :) Modesto is the largest city near me and it's an hour  Ladyhawk   Sep-25-05 09:47 PM   #84 
        - Wow  MaryBear   Sep-26-05 10:48 AM   #86 
  - "The City" is New York  northzax   Sep-25-05 09:17 PM   #80 
  - Did anyone ever watch the show The Tick?  Selatius   Sep-25-05 09:22 PM   #82 
  - Manhattan is "The City"  NYC Liberal   Sep-25-05 09:48 PM   #85 
 

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