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

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

Some people jocularly say that the “DC” (District of Columbia) in “Washington, DC” stands for “Da Capital” or Da Capitol.”
“‘I know what D.C. stands for,’ bubbled Kendall. ‘Da Capital’” was printed in the Honolulu (HI) Advertiser on May 24, 1979. “‘What is the capital of the nation?’ ‘Washington, D.C.’ The judge nodded and asked, ‘And what does D.C. stand for?’ ‘Da Capital,’ the immigrant said” was printed in the Boston (MA) Globe on November 17, 1985.
“the D.C. stands for Da Capitol” was posted on the newsgroup alt.lifestyle.all-faiths on August 1, 2000.
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), “Dot.Com” (since 1999) and “District of Cunts” (since 2009).
Wikipedia: Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. (pronounced /ˈwɒʃɪŋtən ˌdiːˈsiː/, WOSH-ing-tən DEE-SEE), formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. Article One of the United States Constitution provides for a federal district, distinct from the states, to serve as the permanent national capital. The City of Washington was originally a separate municipality within the federal territory until an act of Congress in 1871 established a single, unified municipal government for the whole District. It is for this reason that the city, while legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington, D.C. The city shares its name with the U.S. state of Washington, which is located on the country’s Pacific coast.
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.”
17 November 1985, Boston (MA) Globe, “Off the Road” by Peter Anderson, pg. 50, col. 1:
“What is the capital of the nation?” “Washington, D.C.” The judge nodded and asked, “And what does D.C. stand for?” “Da Capital,” the immigrant said. It was a good story.
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
Sep 24, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
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
Feb 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
What does it stand for? Da Capital 😊
Google Groups: alt.lifestyle.all-faiths 
clean joke 😊
Aug 1, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
What does the D.C. in Washington D.C. stand for?
[get ready]
the D.C. stands for Da Capitol! LOL
Google Groups: rec.humor 
Washington Online
Mike Chark
May 29, 2003, 1:03:08 AM
> 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’!
Google Groups: alt.autos.toyota
Only morons believe in this crap ! 
Mike Hunter
Sep 13, 2007, 1:56:45 PM
If one REALLY wants to be entertained watch Jay Leno interviewing all the Dims on one of his “Jay Walking” bits. Some do not know the current President, the branches of government, their Senator, Congressman or even the capitol of their own state. He asked on dimwit what the DC, in Washington DC. meant and she said “Da Capitol?” LOL
Debbie Kirkland
Jaywalkes on Jay Leno… what does the “DC” in Washington DC stand for??  .....“Da Capitol”  LMAO…
11:58 PM · May 29, 2009·Twitter Web Client
Jeff Wei
#tonightshow what does the DC in Washington, DC stand for?  Da Capital? #jaywalking
11:58 PM · May 29, 2009·Twitter Web Client
“whats the d.c in washington dc stand for” umm da capitol? #ignantlilsis
6:36 PM · Jan 21, 2012·Twitter SMS
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?
submitted October 22, 2012 by 08654395
I’m Irish and just made a pretty silly assumption I guess.
Amtrak superfan
My Grandpa tells the best jokes;
“What does the DC in Washington DC stand for?
Da Capitol”
7:50 PM · Jun 9, 2013·Twitter for iPhone
FACT OF THE DAY: the dc in washington dc originally stood for “da capital” but abraham lincoln thought it was unprofessional and changed it
8:40 AM · Nov 19, 2013·Twitter for iPhone
Maddie Loper
“Does Washington DC stand for Washington, Da Capitol?”
3:46 PM · Jun 18, 2015·Twitter for Android
What does Washington, DC stand for?
submitted April 25, 2018 by Gale9194
Washington, Da Capital
Kyle Webb
The DC in Washington DC stand for “DA CAPITAL”
4:18 PM · Jan 20, 2019·Twitter for Android
Isophorone Blog
Replying to @SoonByYou
I heard that in Brooklyn, they think that “DC” stands for “Da Capital.” LOL
1:57 PM · Mar 12, 2019·Twitter Web Client
vertical citizen
DC stands for Da Capitol right
11:33 PM · Jan 9, 2021·Twitter Web App
cant think of anything sorry
Replying to @miss_chezzyyyy and @katytallpants82
DC stands for Da Capital obviously
8:09 AM · Jan 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
Posted by u/NAmorath January 29, 2021
My girlfriend at 3AM: What does DC in Washington DC stand for?
Me: Da Capitol.
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