Lots of cities choose nicknames that are "appealing" or "attractive." Not Washington, DC. No, Washington—a.k.a The District, a.k.a The Urrrea, a.k.a. The Once And Future Murder Capital—has smartly named itself after a ferociously unpopular bureaucracy.
"The DMV." This is what DC people call The Urrrea these days, according to the Washington Post. The paper describes it as "Sleek, succinct and inclusive," though one might more accurately just call it appropriate. Listicle!
APPROPRIATE CITY NICKNAMES
Denver: "The Low-Flying Airplane"
Dallas: "The Galleria"
Kansas City: "Where Blockbuster Video Lives"
Seattle: "Rainy Heroin Town"