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Old November 11, 2018, 06:20 PM
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I believe that, in English, "Cisco" used to be slang usage for Francisco or, more specifically, San Francisco was referred to as Cisco.

But the generally accepted abbreviation for Francisco is Paco.

But does Cisco existe in Spanish as an abreviation for Francisco?

Or is that pure television stuff picked up from O. Henry?

Thanks in advance.

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Old November 11, 2018, 08:45 PM
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"Paco" and "Pancho" are the short forms of "Francisco" in the Spanish I hear. Nobody I know would use "Cisco" like that. I think that's the way English speakers deal with the name.
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Old November 12, 2018, 05:44 AM
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Thank you!

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Old November 20, 2018, 07:31 AM
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A los Franciscos también se les llama "Curro"
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