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RFQ Follow-Up: D.C.'s Slogan Revealed

It's "The American Experience." Who knew?

It says nothing and does so in a dull and predictable way.

Here's one web listing of the various state tourism slogans--accuracy not guaranteed, as these things change often.

David Henderson found that many people guessed as I did--the old "A Capital City," and some thought "Taxation Without Representation" was the new D.C. slogan, which is kind of cheering. But nobody knows the current slogan, which some folks say is better known as the name of a series on public television.

Keep those suggested slogans coming--there are some real gems in the comment list from this morning....

By Marc Fisher |  August 31, 2007; 12:00 PM ET
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And how much did the five-milliwatt intellects in the DC government decide to pay a consultant for recommending the ripped-off name of a PBS program as the slogan for our nation's capital?

Next time they want to change the slogan, they can come to me. I'll come up with, "It's The Real Thing!" and only charge the city a coupla thou.

Or maybe, "You Deserve A Break Today!"

Posted by: BPSCG | August 31, 2007 1:09 PM

You don't think the slogan is actually subtle political irony? "The American Experience"--ie, a deplorable public school system, drinking pipes with lead, high poverty, lack of meaningful democracy (no voting rights), overpriced rent, and dilapidated infrastructure (reference: fires in metro this week).

Posted by: SKF | August 31, 2007 2:56 PM

My God the bitterness in this town is amazing.

Posted by: Washington, DC | August 31, 2007 3:57 PM

I am a District resident, and I think that the city slogan is pretty trivial business. I prefer not to change the slogan, so the govenment might save some money. For example, there are thousands of D.C. Metropolitan Police officer who have the slogan on their uniform shirts. I don't want them spending time and/or money removing those slogans from their shirts. I think our officials should spend more time and effort to make sure that the mass transit works well for citizens, commuters, and visitors. That can help attract visitors.

Posted by: Jeff | August 31, 2007 10:10 PM

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