Skip to comments.What's nickname for Washington, D.C.?
Posted on 07/30/2010 10:02:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono
WASHINGTON, - New York's the "Big Apple" but what's the nickname for Washington, D.C.?
That's the quandary some folks ponder, wondering why there's nothing better or cleverer than "the nation's capital" for their metropolitan center.
A new nickname for Washington could be "DMV," for District, Maryland, and Virginia, The Washington Post said Friday.
A Post column noted New York's moniker and mentioned Chicago as the "Windy City" but lamented the somewhat blase term "nation's capital."
DMV has turned up in some publications, has frequently been heard on local radio stations and perhaps is now gaining respectability with mainstream officialdom, the newspaper reported.
Not everyone is hip to the DMV autograph.
"I prefer 'the Washington Metropolitan Area, but I realize that doesn't quite ring well as a lyric, e-mail or text message," Sandy Bellamy, executive director of the Historical Society of Washington, told the Post.
It is rather sickening to see so many freepers call the nations capitol some of the names I’ve read here. How about us conservatives who live here? You can call the various governmental scoudrals who work here all those names, not the city. It is a beautiful city.
BTW, the nickname is NCR: National Capitol Region..takes in NoVA and southern Maryland as well as DC.
“Best Little Whorehouse”
Well you have to remember how New Jersey operates. Some state senator probably had a nephew in the sign business and another one probably had a niece in the stationary business, and when they changed the name their companies probably got the contract to change out all the signs and stationary in every DMV office in New Jersey.
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