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10 Signs You Grew Up In D.C.

Not Bethesda, not Fairfax, D.C.

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1. You remember those unlimited Metro SmartStudent Passes.

Those colorful collectable monthly Metro cards have been replaced by all-purpose DC One Card. Booo!
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Those colorful collectable monthly Metro cards have been replaced by all-purpose DC One Card.

Booo!

2. After school, your snack of choice was always wings and fries with mumbo sauce.

"You wan sal, peppa, ketcha, mumbo sauce on ya french fry?" Sound familiar?
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"You wan sal, peppa, ketcha, mumbo sauce on ya french fry?"

Sound familiar?

3. You absolutely HATED tourists.

Tourist: "Excuse me, how do I get to Elephant Plaza?"You: "...You mean, L'enfant Plaza?"
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Tourist: "Excuse me, how do I get to Elephant Plaza?"

You: "...You mean, L'enfant Plaza?"

4. You survived the Michelle Rhee era.

Oh, how can we forget the infamous Michelle Rhee and all the cheating accusations, the changing laws, the firing of teachers and staff, closing schools, and making the lives of DCPS kids miserable.
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Oh, how can we forget the infamous Michelle Rhee and all the cheating accusations, the changing laws, the firing of teachers and staff, closing schools, and making the lives of DCPS kids miserable.

5. You know the entire Eastern Motors commercial jingle.

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Sing it with me now! "Let Eastern Motors put you in a car today! Let Eastern Motors finance it all the way!"

6. Half your iPod was filled with go-go music.

You had everything from UCB's “Sexy Lady” to TCB's “Bait” to Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers's “Bustin’ Loose”. RIP Chuck.
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You had everything from UCB's “Sexy Lady” to TCB's “Bait” to Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers's “Bustin’ Loose”.

RIP Chuck.

7. You didn't get your license until after high school.

Because let's be honest, you can get anywhere on Metro.
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Because let's be honest, you can get anywhere on Metro.

8. Having a snow day was a rare blessing.

Even if all schools in Maryland and Northern Virginia cancelled school, D.C.P.S would have a two-hour delay. ALWAYS.
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Even if all schools in Maryland and Northern Virginia cancelled school, D.C.P.S would have a two-hour delay. ALWAYS.

9. You've been to every Smithsonian museum at least twice before you left elementary school.

10. You knew all the D.C. slang.

You're truly from D.C. if you've used any of the following in a sentence: "jii", "fakin", "bama" or "bamma", "kill" (no, it has nothing to do with murder...), "mug", "moe", "jonin", etc.
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You're truly from D.C. if you've used any of the following in a sentence: "jii", "fakin", "bama" or "bamma", "kill" (no, it has nothing to do with murder...), "mug", "moe", "jonin", etc.

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