Why the 'District of Columbia'?
By Joliet Jake
November 24, 2016 1:31am CST
Washington, D.C. is so named because Columbia was a 'poetic' name sometimes used to refer to the United States of America. Which, of course, was a nod towards Christopher Columbus...you know...that guy that didn't discover 'America' and in point of fact never set one foot on the North American continent. It was all just a rumor. Probably started by the Indians...who weren't from India.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 16
I was once told, by someone from the netherlands I think it was, that HE was convinced Levi's were America's sneaky way of taking over the world (along with hanes Teeshirts), perhaps there is something to all this conspiracy!
24 Nov 16
We have a funny joke about Columbus in Italy. "Cristoforo Colombo should have been a perfect politician. He started a trip and he did not know where he was going. When he arrived, he did not know where he had landed. Anyway he always traveled with paid expenses by the Government."