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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:28 AM

 

An observation about DC statehood.

It would be a good occasion to change the name while we're at it.

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Odoreida Jul 2020 OP
House of Roberts Jul 2020 #1
Odoreida Jul 2020 #2
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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:44 AM

1. I'd say make the new state name 'Columbia'.

Just get rid of 'District'. Washington, Columbia

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:29 AM

2. Columbus and Washington? You sure? n/t

 

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Response to Odoreida (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:51 AM

3. Not Columbus, but Columbia.

Especially in the 19th century, Columbia was visualized as a goddess-like female national personification of the United States and of liberty itself, comparable to the British Britannia, the Italian Italia Turrita and the French Marianne, often seen in political cartoons of the 19th and early 20th century. This personification was sometimes called Lady Columbia or Miss Columbia. Such iconography usually personified America in the form of an Indian queen or Native American princess.




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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:25 AM

4. Patawomeck

Al Algonquian name for a village on the southern bank of the river. I know, the current D.C. is on the northern bank of the Potomac, but it still evokes a name that refers to part of the region given by the people who originally lived there.

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