A new day in Washington often means another absurd, painfully accurate and always entertaining superlative for us pops up in the news. Ugliest? Check. Happiest single ladies? Check. Highly caffeinated? You know it. Read on for more examples of what the rest of the country thinks we are and what we think of ourselves.
Most literate city For the fourth year in a row, Washington was named the nation's most literate city in February 2014. The annual survey from Central Connecticut State University started in 2005, with D.C. in third place. Seattle, Minneapolis and Atlanta have consistently ranked in the top five most literate cities in the United States. (Do audiobooks during the commuting slog count?) Katherine Frey/The Washington Post Buy Photo