Slang term used by natives for the town of Pacifica. (Also known as "Pacifyllis" and, sadly, "Hayward by the Sea.") This coastal town is only 16 miles south of San Francisco, and yet may as well be hundreds of miles away in terms of political attitudes and current fashion. This place has long been the stop for people to gas up, stretch their legs, and take a leak at Denny's while en route to spots(like Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz)more inviting down the coast.
I may be from Pathetica, but at least I didn't grow up in Colma.
by kaetzle December 15, 2008