DC has its own dialect

As a DC resident and Georgetown alumnus, one thing I’ve fretted about the District is what I saw as a lack of a local dialect. Apparently this is a non-issue:

The [local] pronunciation occurs side-by-side with a handful of distinctively D.C. words, including “bama,” meaning somebody who’s unkempt; “cised,” meaning excited; and “jont,” which can refer to a place, a thing or even, these days, an attractive person. Together, they suggest something that many people thought the District didn’t have.

A local dialect.

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