I just learnt that Washington D.C. is not a state.
Washington State is a state all on the way on the opposite end of the country, west coast, up north. It's full of luscious greenery and awesome scenery.
Washington D.C. is a federal district situated on land formerly belonging to the east coast states of Virginia and Maryland. It's full of city people in city clothes who smoke cigarettes and drink coffee. D.C. stands for District of Columbia.
I've been living a lie.
Edit: I just questioned my parents about this and they knew. They knew. They have conspired to deceive me.