Is it Tysons or Tysons Corner?


Back in 1933, in the movie “International House,” comedian W.C. Fields is seen chomping on a cigar and leaning out of the open cockpit of his airplane to ask passersby on the street below: “Is this Kansas City, Kansas, or Kansas City, Missouri?”

What we are used to referring to as Tysons Corner is in a similar predicament, minus the cigar and airplane. There’s a move afoot to rebrand it just plain old “Tysons,” minus the “Corner.” No apostrophe, it goes without saying. 

What’s up with that? Our content partner TysonsReporter (not TysonsCornerReporter) has the explanation. Read the full story here.  


About the Author

Truman Lewis
A former reporter and bureau chief, Truman Lewis has covered presidential campaigns, state politics and stories ranging from organized crime to environmental and consumer protection.