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Washington Words & Expressions

1. Slugging: The driver actually has to take on two passengers to use the HOV lane.  
2. beltway: Interstate Highway 495  
3. Mixing Bowl: The Springfield interchange where highways 495/395/95 all meet.  
4. BO: The initials of Barack Obama, which would make him susceptible to all sorts of snickering if he were still in grade...  
5. WAPO: Common abbreviation for the Washington Post  
6. Retrocession: Retrocession is the act of giving back land that was once granted. In the case of Washington, DC retrocession is th...  
7. all y'all: Commonly used to emphasize that no one is excluded.  
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