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Washington Taglines

  1. News Capital of the World
  2. I'm an IR major and I'm studying for my LSAT
  3. The Chocolate City, with a soft, marshmallowy inside and a graham cracker crust of corruption
  4. Murder Capital of America
  5. Chocolate City
  6. (Former) Murder Capital of America
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Pejorative nickname given to Madison by political conservatives due to its long history of progressive politics. (Also see "60 square miles surrounded by reality".)

A nickname for Cincinnati in recognition of its former status as a major pork industry center.

1. The Hollywood sign has been changed to "Hollyweed" on a few occasions, once in the '70s after legislation that would decriminalize marijuana, as well as for a scene in a movie. Since then marijuana...

Some refer to CR as the City of Five Smells since the odor from various grain & food processing plants (Quaker Oats, Cargill, Ralston Foods, etc.) can be detected depending on the day & wind direction. See also: "The City of Five Seasons".

The 13th step of the State Capitol Building (on the west side) happens to be situated exactly one mile (5280 feet) above sea level.