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Old 01-06-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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Although it's not part of the DC Metro, is it still associated with to what most people consider the "DMV"?
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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I don't think so. It's its own place. I think the phrase "The DMV" specifically refers to the district and its immediate suburbs.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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I've heard people refer to the Baltimore-Washington Metro area, but I have not heard of Baltimore being part of the DMV.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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DMV stands for DC Maryland and Virginia. It refers mainly to DC and the DC suburbs in MD and VA. Notice that there is no reference to baltimore in the acronym DMV.

Baltimore is only included when the term Baltimore/Washington area is used. Just like Baltimore's airport, BWI, (Baltimore Washington International) because it serves both cities.

While both cities (DC & Baltimore) are so different from each other, yet they are so close to each other and share suburbs, some people consider the two regions as one area, as does the U.S. census bureau in combined metro area terms.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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See, here I was thinking DMV was a shortening up of the already short DelMarVa (of coruse, I also immediately think of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, so that's no help...). Intersting to know that there's an acronym for DC/Maryland/Virginia that dosn't include much of MD or VA...
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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See, here I was thinking DMV was a shortening up of the already short DelMarVa (of coruse, I also immediately think of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, so that's no help...). Intersting to know that there's an acronym for DC/Maryland/Virginia that dosn't include much of MD or VA...
To hear it in action, tune you radio to 93.9 WPGC (In PG county). They shout-out "The DMV."
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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See, here I was thinking DMV was a shortening up of the already short DelMarVa (of coruse, I also immediately think of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, so that's no help...). Intersting to know that there's an acronym for DC/Maryland/Virginia that dosn't include much of MD or VA...
Yeah, I always thought that DMV referred to the eastern shore.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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To my knowledge, Baltimore is not a part of the DMV. But, the DMV is some new term that people have created. It sounds totally ridiculous.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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See, here I was thinking DMV was a shortening up of the already short DelMarVa (of coruse, I also immediately think of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, so that's no help...). Intersting to know that there's an acronym for DC/Maryland/Virginia that dosn't include much of MD or VA...
Im no so sure about that, because in the Delmarva peninsula, the "del" refers to delaware. What does "del" have to do with "DC"? I think it is shortened for just "DC Maryland Virginia".
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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According to this article - After initial obscurity, 'The DMV' nickname for Washington area picks up speed it does seem like it really just refers to the DC area in MD and VA, and Baltimore isn't even mentioned until the second to last paragraph, but apparently some people are trying to spread it to Baltimore and even Richmond.
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