‘Washington’ or ‘DC’? Social Media Erupts After Associated Press Picks a Side – NBC4 Washington

5March 2021

Do you call the nation's capital “Washington” or “D.C.”?

The Associated Press set a brand-new standard today and informed reporters to mostly drop “D.C.”, which ignited a social networks reaction from District and Washington state locals alike.

“Do not utilize D.C. standing alone,” a brand-new AP design pointer read, stating “Washington” is preferred in a lot of recommendations since it's acknowledged internationally.

When needed, use “District of Columbia,” not “D.C.”, stated the AP– which sets the standard for how most news posts are composed.

But right here in Washington, D.C., lots of locals were not happy with the decision.

“I'm from here, don't inform me how to describe it,” Douglass Sloan wrote.

“The place I live is the District of Columbia. ‘Washington' is what TV talking heads state when they imply politics,” twitter user @ersttack stated.

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