Google declares new neighborhood ‘Somisspo’

Don’t call it south of the Market, north of the Mission, near Potrero Hill. It’s Somisspo.

According to Google, anyway. As our anonymous tipster says:

…it looks like those fellers at google are going on a cartographic joyride.

Not sure where they got that name, but there’s no way the source is as reliable as Johnny0. Hey are you reading this Google? Civic Valley. Make it happen.

[Thanks, anonymous tipster]

UPDATE: And Royal Gate! -Allan

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Author: Vic Wong

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28 thoughts on “Google declares new neighborhood ‘Somisspo’”

    1. That link does not mention the dumb and un-creative moniker “Somisspo” (someone’s poo?). Are the comments just –POOF!– gone now? Cuz I don’t see it.

      And anyway, how does 2005 for a neighborhood name in SF constitute “a long time?” Most neighborhoods have had their names for multiple decades at least, if not generations.

  1. That’s the neighborhood I work in, and I’ve always heard it referred to as the “design district”

  2. Ick. Death to importing Manhattan naming conventions into San Francisco! We have lost the battle for NoPa but we must hold the line!

    1. Here here! It does not reflect San Francisco creativity and flair. WE DON’T COPY IN SF (or at least we are remiss if we do)…

  3. It was going to to be “SoMissPot” but they realized nobody in that area is ever in a position to miss pot so they cut the last T off.

  4. So, as I just moved into this microhood… I have been having trouble telling people where I live… “well its like top of the mission or like below civic center/soma kinda…”

    Lets pick a name and make it stay (and not be so ridiculous).

    BTW this microhood is awesome, convenient to everything, yet somehow QUIET at night… I dig.

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    Don’t call it south of the Market, north of the Mission, near Potrero Hill. It’s Somisspo.

    According to Google, anyway. As our anonymous tipster says:

    …it looks like those fellers at google are going on a cartographic joyride.

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