Fresnick
 n.— «Still, like naturalists taking notes on monarchs, Pismo Beach residents make observations on the habits of Valley visitors—or “Fresnicks” and “Bakos,” as they call them.» —“Drawn to Pismo, two of a kind: As monarchs migrate to the coast, so do Central Valley visitors” by Diana Marcum SanLuisObispo.com (California) Mar. 17, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Monique says:

    A lot of rich Fresnicks (Fresno people–I was born there and just wrote a book about the place) own second homes in Pismo, so giving them a seemingly derisive moniker (sounds like Bolshevik, yes?) is biting the hand that feeds them and their fancy tax base. I take it “Bakos” means “people from Bakersfield.”

    Do you have a citation for “Zonie,” a San Diego term for people from Arizona? People on the west coast just can’t get along.

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