A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 25, 2018
“Washington, DC stands for Washington, Da Capital”

The United States capital of Washington, D.C., stands for ‘District of Columbia,” but there is another jocular explanation. “"Da Capital” was printed in the Honolulu (HI) Advertiser on May 24, 1979. “Washington, D.C., (Da Capital) Bullets” was printed in the Orlando (FL) Sentinel on November 6, 1994. “Do you know what DC means as in Washington DC? Da Capital...” was posted on the newsgroup aus.talk.ltuae on September 24, 1998.

Other “D.C.” nicknames include “District of Confusion” (since at least 1943), “District of Corruption” (since 1951), “Washington Demands Cash” (since 1958), “District of Criminals” (since at least 1992) and “District of Cunts” (since 2009).


Wikipedia: Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father.

24 May 1979, Honolulu (HI) Advertiser, George Daacon column, pg. A-3, col. 1:
THE FINISH LINES: Organist John McCreary’s young son Kendall was visiting relatives back East when he saw a freeway sign that read “Washington, D.C.” “I know what D.C. stands for, “ bubbled Kendall. “Da Capital.”

6 November 1994, Orlando (FL) Sentinel (Thank You, Magic—That Is More Like It” by Larry Guest, pg. C1, col. 1:
Imagine the audacity of the Washington, D.C., (Da Capital) Bullets, who apparently failed to read Orlando’s press clippings or lofty position in CD sales, delaying destiny by one day.

Google Groups: aus.talk.ltuae
Environmental Feminist Hogwash
Derek Woodlands
9/24/98
(...)
Do you know what DC means as in Washington DC?
Da Capital…

Google Groups: comp.lang.clipper
Off topic : D.C. in Washington D.C ?
Alex Schaft
2/1/99
What does it stand for? Da Capital smile

Google Groups: rec.humor
Washington Online
Mike Chark
5/29/03
> A teacher asked one of her pupils, “What’s
> the nation’s capital?”
>
> The reply was, “Washington DC”
>
> On being asked what the “DC” stood for,
> the pupil added, “Dot com!”
>

Funny.. I always thought D.C. stood for ‘Da Capital’!

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TO//\\//Y
@isweatbutter
@teresadf Washington, Da Capital
11:59 PM - 29 May 2009

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Deshaine
@Deshaine
Washington “Da Capital” DC. That’s AWESOME! lmao!
12:12 AM - 30 May 2009

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Web CEO SEO Tools
@WebCEO
Highlight from final Tonight Show Jaywalking “What does DC stand for after Washington” “Da Capital”
3:52 AM - 2 Jun 2009

Reddit—AskReddit
When I was a kid I used to think that Washington D.C. stood for Washington “Da Capital”, what things did you completely misunderstand when you were a child?
(self.AskReddit)
submitted October 22, 2012 by 08654395
I’m Irish and just made a pretty silly assumption I guess.

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Jared Jackson-Ferrans ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒน
@Ferrans53
“District of Columbia? I thought DC stood for Da Capital, like Washington Da Capital” #rhysisms. @RHAallday93
12:09 PM - 25 Feb 2017

Reddit—Jokes
What does Washington, DC stand for?
submitted April 25, 2018 by Gale9194
Washington, Da Capital

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