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This sounds like trivia to me so I moved it here: RJFJR (talk) 14:48, 15 December 2007 (UTC)
The reference to "the Sierras" has been criticized, as most Westerners refer to the Sierra Nevada mountain range area as "the Sierra", singular. AOS maintains that "Sierras", plural, is appropriate because the Spanish translation of Sierra is "saw", literally translating into Academy of the Saws.