St. Francis Wood

If you’re going to mock “San Francisco values,” you might as well get it right. Otherwise you stick out like a well —  philistine. On George Rebane’s blog, “Gregory” likes to refer to S.F. as “Frisco.” Herb Caen wrote a book titled “Don’t call it Frisco.” Now on R.L. Crabb’s blog, The Union columnist George Boardman is referring to the City’s exclusive neighborhood as “St. Francis Woods.” He writes: “There isn’t much in my life that I regret, but I do wish we had bought by mother-in-law’s house in St. Francis Woods (sic)  when we had the chance in 1970.” It’s a common faux pas, at least among the philistines. For the record, George is now a resident of Lake of the Pines.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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