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What's nickname for Washington, D.C.?
upi. ^ | July 30, 2010

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.


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1 posted on 07/30/2010 10:02:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
"Cesspool on the Potomac".

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

2 posted on 07/30/2010 10:03:41 AM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: JoeProBono

I always thought it was “The Beltway”.


3 posted on 07/30/2010 10:04:06 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: JoeProBono

Nouveau Versailles


4 posted on 07/30/2010 10:04:47 AM PDT by ct_libertarian (Movie with a story or another Hollywood Marxist sermon? Find out at http://www.HollywoodSTFU.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Sodom! A lot of people get screwed there!


5 posted on 07/30/2010 10:05:22 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: JoeProBono

The Big Horse Apple


6 posted on 07/30/2010 10:05:27 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe)
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To: JoeProBono

The Fetid Swamp


7 posted on 07/30/2010 10:05:52 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: JoeProBono
Den of Iniquity

Tower of Babel

8 posted on 07/30/2010 10:06:09 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: JoeProBono

The Big Road Apple.


9 posted on 07/30/2010 10:06:33 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeProBono

Transylvania - because it’s where all the blood suckers live.


10 posted on 07/30/2010 10:07:05 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: wku man

The Monkee Farm


11 posted on 07/30/2010 10:07:12 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: cowboyway

LOL...see my #9. I was typing while you were hitting “Post” :-)


12 posted on 07/30/2010 10:07:34 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: wku man

The Steaming Pile


13 posted on 07/30/2010 10:08:18 AM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: JoeProBono

Sure, name it DMV. After one of the more inept govt agencies across the land. Because everyone loves their own local DMV office. Where do these people come up with this tripe?


14 posted on 07/30/2010 10:08:20 AM PDT by ScottinSacto (W.W.M.R.D.? - What Would Mitch Rapp Do?)
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To: roaddog727

I like it. 200 years and more true to it’s name than ever.


15 posted on 07/30/2010 10:08:43 AM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: JoeProBono

Ratville


16 posted on 07/30/2010 10:09:09 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: JoeProBono

ROME


17 posted on 07/30/2010 10:10:10 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: JoeProBono

The Chode.


18 posted on 07/30/2010 10:10:17 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: JoeProBono

“The BIG Sewer”

“The Inkwell”

“Obamaville”

“Mecca West”

“Corruptionburgh”


19 posted on 07/30/2010 10:10:17 AM PDT by bt579 (Let's put an end...to the Dems...in 2010.)
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To: JoeProBono
A Post column noted New York's moniker and mentioned Chicago as the "Windy City" but lamented the somewhat blase term "nation's capital."

I thought the Windy City was Hurricane, Utah.

20 posted on 07/30/2010 10:10:33 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: JoeProBono
I've got a motto: Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
21 posted on 07/30/2010 10:11:00 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 370 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: BlueLancer

The Trough, D.C...The Pork Palaces...The Bank of Frank...
I don’t know...they just keep bubbling up...


22 posted on 07/30/2010 10:11:26 AM PDT by randomwalk (Liberalism is a psychosis...)
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To: JoeProBono
"DC : THE TOWN THAT COMBINED DIVERSITY AND INTEGRITY TO GIVE US DISINTERY"

23 posted on 07/30/2010 10:11:38 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: JoeProBono

The Big Sink


24 posted on 07/30/2010 10:11:42 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: wku man
hemroids are us
25 posted on 07/30/2010 10:12:45 AM PDT by i are a cowboy
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To: JoeProBono

Red Rome. (As in communist red, not this red state, blue state, propaganda makeover.)


26 posted on 07/30/2010 10:12:51 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: JoeProBono

The Fetid Swamp


27 posted on 07/30/2010 10:13:30 AM PDT by Mere Survival (The time to fight was yesterday but now will have to do.)
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To: ScottinSacto

Didn’t Pelosi say, “Drain the swamp?”
Swamp sounds appropriate.


28 posted on 07/30/2010 10:13:59 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: JoeProBono

Washington D.C. = Wackington Double Commu nist


29 posted on 07/30/2010 10:13:59 AM PDT by melancholy
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To: wku man

Hell?


30 posted on 07/30/2010 10:14:11 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Nateman

Pork Place.


31 posted on 07/30/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: roaddog727

See my post #27.

We really need to get a beer sometime.


32 posted on 07/30/2010 10:14:33 AM PDT by Mere Survival (The time to fight was yesterday but now will have to do.)
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To: JoeProBono

District of Criminals.


33 posted on 07/30/2010 10:15:19 AM PDT by isom35
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To: whence911

NO doubt.


34 posted on 07/30/2010 10:15:30 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Nateman

District of Corruption.


35 posted on 07/30/2010 10:15:50 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: JoeProBono

The “Swamp.”


36 posted on 07/30/2010 10:15:54 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: JoeProBono

The Belly of the Beast, The Black Hole, The Sinkhole and The Money Pit are a few that I have heard.


37 posted on 07/30/2010 10:16:12 AM PDT by detective
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To: JoeProBono

The Money Hole


38 posted on 07/30/2010 10:17:33 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t some news types call it “Foggy Bottom”?


39 posted on 07/30/2010 10:20:06 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: JoeProBono

With apologies to America’s Finest City (San Diego), here’s my input:

America’s FUBAR City


40 posted on 07/30/2010 10:20:34 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (All sweat, no equity)
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To: JoeProBono
Home of Ben's Chili Bowl!
41 posted on 07/30/2010 10:20:43 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Fubartown.


42 posted on 07/30/2010 10:21:41 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: JoeProBono

Bohicaville.


43 posted on 07/30/2010 10:22:20 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: wku man
Anusville?
44 posted on 07/30/2010 10:22:39 AM PDT by JPG (Journolist diva, Sarah Spitz? No, she swallowed the whole Mongrel agenda.)
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To: JoeProBono

The Pit.

The Swamp.

The Hole.

Entitlement City.

The Earmark Capital of the world.

Porkulus, USA

Center of the Universe (only to those that work there)


45 posted on 07/30/2010 10:22:49 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Foggy Bottom is a DC neighborhood on the Potomac, famous currently for being home to the United States Department of State.


46 posted on 07/30/2010 10:24:13 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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47 posted on 07/30/2010 10:24:16 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: JoeProBono

How about “The Middle Finger?” Rename the Washington Monument, it would be a great symbol of how DC insiders view those outside of it.


48 posted on 07/30/2010 10:24:31 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: JoeProBono

sixty-eight square miles surrounded by reality.


49 posted on 07/30/2010 10:24:44 AM PDT by mom.mom (Is it NOVEMBER yet?)
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To: Nateman

The Corrupt , Communist , Islamic loving den of thieves and liars formally known as Washington DC.


50 posted on 07/30/2010 10:26:07 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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