Paul Farhi has a story in The Post today about DMV becoming a preferred term for the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

Actually, long before then, Washington’s Channel 9 was known as WDMV-TV, which stood for “the District, Maryland and Virginia.” But WDMV died long before the current vogue for “the DMV” (the call letters live on at a small AM radio station in Walkersville, Md.).

Actually, Channel 9 was known as WDVM. The even used the legacy when they launched (now DC Moms Like Me)

That is just an awful error that should have been caught by editors or by Farhi himself. Seriously, there are things called search engines. Unbelievable.

By the way, I don’t like the term DMV, I much prefer BeltwayLand. I’ve been using it for 15 years. It works much better.

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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