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    why am I hearing people from CA and the PNW call Flagstaff "Staff"?!?

    who started this? who is responsible for this atrocity?!?

    Everyone knows that the short name for Flagstaff is "FLAG" right? I went to NAU in the 90s, maybe things have changed... but it is really irking me to hear people calling it "STAFF"

    I corrected a guy in a bike shop in Orange County today. I asked him where he heard that it was called Staff - he said everyone knows that is the knickname. My buddy in Whistler called it "Staff" too. Who started this?!!!?? Which fool dared to call Flagstaff "STAFF", as if its a giant dick sticking out of the Colorado plateau?

    It must end now! Who's with me?!?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiverMeTimbers View Post
    who started this? who is responsible for this atrocity?!?

    Everyone knows that the short name for Flagstaff is "FLAG" right? I went to NAU in the 90s, maybe things have changed... but it is really irking me to hear people calling it "STAFF"

    I corrected a guy in a bike shop in Orange County today. I asked him where he heard that it was called Staff - he said everyone knows that is the knickname. My buddy in Whistler called it "Staff" too. Who started this?!!!?? Which fool dared to call Flagstaff "STAFF", as if its a giant dick sticking out of the Colorado plateau?

    It must end now! Who's with me?!?!!
    Hahahhaaa....I went to NAU in the 90s and I think that nickname is just great.
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    why am I hearing people from CA and the PNW call Flagstaff "Staff"?!?

    I live in AZ and I've never heard it called Staff. But I've heard it called Flag a bajillion times. I'm with you!

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    Flagstaph.

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    They're just yankin yer chain now
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    They're just yankin yer chain now
    I wish that were the case, but this appears to be widespread. Does anyone know where this buffoonery started?

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    Staff as in giant dick standing out on the Colorado Plateau? F%ck yeah it's that and then some! blah blah blah.

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    Ride Private Reserve.

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    have you been drinking Private Reserve, sir?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Flagstaph.
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    I always thought it was Agsta.........

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    Airport code is FLG, so that helps with the "flag".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiverMeTimbers View Post
    I wish that were the case, but this appears to be widespread. Does anyone know where this buffoonery started?
    Traildoc started it.
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    There's a gigantic road sign on I17 that's strategically missing the "L"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiverMeTimbers View Post
    have you been drinking Private Reserve, sir?
    HA! Yep, yes I was. I gotta stop that drunk internet surfing!

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    It is most definetly a STAFF infection. I vote for Flag since I am an AZ. NATIVE. Surely staff was started by an outsider!
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    I've never heard it called anything but Flag.

    OC folk have always seemed opinionated to me, and there doesn't always seem to be a lot of thought process behind it. He hears his buddy call it "Staff", so it must be. Ridicule at will!

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    I've always called it Fagstaff.

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    Maybe we should just refer to it as Da Staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
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    Never heard "staff" either, it brings to mind "staff infection" which would be really bad office politics or E. coli in everybody's lunch.

    It's still better than other stuff they could have come up with like: "agsta", "lag", or "aff".

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    I call it that place i go when it is too ****ing hot to ride at 6am here. Otherwise know as Coldstaff or Mt Eldon.
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    PFLAGstaff
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    We used to call it SCHWAGstaff when I was at NAU. Probably because that's all we could afford.

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