You live in DC. Inevitably, you will have people come to visit because they want to bask in the glow of our mighty democracy, or they just finished season two of House of Cards, or they're your parents. When they arrive, they'll undoubtedly have plenty of questions. This should help you answer them.
1. The Mall isn’t an actual mall. It’s a big patch of peed-on grass and gravel. Pentagon City is the actual mall. Also -- Pentagon City isn't really a city.
2. We take SOTU drink specials and drinking games VERY seriously. A "make no mistake," from Obama definitely means a sip. Oh, SOTU = State of the Union.
3. Our official language is acronyms.