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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_mottos

Alabama:
Audemus jura nostra defendere -- We dare defend our rights

California:
Eureka -- I have found it

Kansas:
Ad astra per aspera -- To the stars through difficulty

New Hampshire:
Live Free or Die

New York:
Excelsior -- Higher

Ohio:
With God, all things are possible

Oregon:
Alis volat propiis -- She flies with her own wings

Virginia:
Sic semper tyrannis -- Thus always to tyrants

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Alaska, of course:

North to the Future


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20632 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Thread starter):
Oregon:
Alis volat propiis -- She flies with her own wings

Nice, isn't it? But I don't know HOW I could ever have moved to a state whose nickname is "The Beaver State". That was really bad karma on my part.  Smile



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Texas - 'Friendship'?! WTF?! I always thought it was 'Don't Mess With Texas!'

Seriously though, what kind of silly pathetic state motto is 'Friendship'?!



Open Season on Consumer Protections is Just Around the Corner...
User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5107 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Even though I live in Missouri and the state is currently run by rabid/Christo-facist Republicans we do have a cool motto:

Show Me



Next Up: STL-LGA-RIC-ATL-STL
User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2244 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 3):
Seriously though, what kind of silly pathetic state motto is 'Friendship'?!

Must be some wacked-out right-wing extremist that came up with that one, right?  Wink

BTW, Texas comes from the Indian word "tejas" which means "friends" so the motto, I'm taking a wild guess here, probably is based on that.



Some of my favorites:

Arizona: "Leading the Nation in Alien Probes"
Minnesota: "Where Prince Goes Ice Fishing"
New Jersey: "Pretending to be From New York for Over 200 Years"

Oh, wait, those aren't state mottos, just mottos on the new state quarters from Conan O'Brien...sorry



"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Texas - "Everything's Bigger in Texas."  Big grin

Unofficial, of course, but applicable to many situations.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Have to love New Hampshire (Live free or die) the only state to mention death on the license plate.

In response to the popularity of the "Don't mess with Texas" campaign there is a new bumpersticker gaining in popularity here..."Don't fuck with Wisconsin"



"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Delaware's unofficial one is pretty good as well..."Home of Tax-Free Shopping", and Nebraska's tourism slogan is just hilarious: "Nebraska: Where the possibilities are as endless as your imagination"...

Greg



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11650 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 990 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Thread starter):
Oregon:
Alis volat propiis -- She flies with her own wings

Sometimes our governors are completely useless. I think the motto was changed back in 1991 or 1992 by Barbara Roberts. Not really the sharpest tool in the shed. This was her baby and the most significant thing accomplished during her tenure. Our previous motto: The Union (which also appears on our state seal). Our current governor, Ted Kulingoski, has fought long and hard to get his piece of legislation passed: our state fruit is the pear.

I once saw a list of funny, made-up state and provincial mottos. My favorites are:

Virginia: Who said slack-jawed yokels and high-brow politicians don't mix?

Utah: Our Jesus is better than your Jesus

Wyoming: Wy not?

Saskatchewan: The land where no man can fall to his death.

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 976 times:

KNOW YOUR STATE MOTTO

Alabama
Hell Yes, We Have Electricity.

Alaska
11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!

Arizona
But It's A Dry Heat.

Arkansas
Literacy Ain't Everything.

California
By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda.

Colorado
If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother.

Connecticut
Like Massachusetts,
Only The Kennedy's Don't Own It Yet.

Delaware
We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water.

Florida
Ask Us About Our Grandkids.

Georgia
We Put The Fun In Fundamentalist Extremism.

Hawaii
Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru
(Death To Mainland Scum,Leave Your Money)

Idaho
More Than Just Potatoes...
Well, Okay, We're Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good

Illinois
Please, Don't Pronounce the "S"

Indiana
2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free

Iowa
We Do Amazing Things With Corn

Kansas
First Of The Rectangle States

Kentucky
Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names

Louisiana
We're Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos,
But That's Our Tourism Campaign.

Maine
We're Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster

Maryland
If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It

Massachusetts
Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's

Michigan
First Line Of Defense >From The Canadians

Minnesota
10,000 Lakes...And 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes

Mississippi
Come And Feel Better About Your Own State

Missouri
Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work

Montana
Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-wing Crazies, and Very Little Else.

Nebraska
Ask About Our State Motto Contest

Nevada
Hookers and Poker!

New Hampshire
Go Away And Leave Us Alone

New Jersey
You Want A ##$%##! Motto?
I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto
Right here!

New Mexico
Lizards Make Excellent Pets

New York
You Have The Right To Remain Silent,
You Have The Right
To An Attorney...

North Carolina
Tobacco Is A Vegetable

North Dakota
We Really Are One Of The 50 States!

Ohio
At Least We're Not Michigan

Oklahoma
Like The Play, But No Singing

Oregon
Spotted Owl...It's What's For Dinner

Pennsylvania
Cook With Coal

Rhode Island
We're Not REALLY An Island

South Carolina
Remember The Civil War?
Well, We Didn't Actually Surrender Yet

South Dakota
Closer Than North Dakota

Tennessee
The Edyoocashun State

Texas
Se Hablo Ingles

Utah
Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus

Vermont
Ay, Yep

Virginia
Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?

Washington
We have more rain than you do

West Virginia
One Big Happy Family...Really!

Wisconsin
Come Cut The Cheese!

Wyoming
Where Men Are Men... And The Sheep Are Scared



GO ROCKETS
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5393 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
South Carolina
Remember The Civil War?
Well, We Didn't Actually Surrender Yet

I'm more partial to the actual SC motto - "While I Breathe, I Hope."



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 936 times:

Pennsylvania:
You've Got A Friend in Pennsylvania!


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 904 times:

In no particular order:

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Washington
We have more rain than you do

The other one is, "Don't Californicate Washington"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Missouri
Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work

"There's a reason why we're 'The Show-Me State'"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Alaska
11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!

"Keep your F****** hands off my Perminent Fund"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Alabama
Hell Yes, We Have Electricity.

"Our 10 Commandments aren't just carved in stone"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
California
By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda.

"Don't blame me: I didn't vote for Arnie"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Oregon
Spotted Owl...It's What's For Dinner

"So forward thinking we can't even pump our own gas"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Utah
Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus

"Committed to Diversity-As long as you're Mormon"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
New York
You Have The Right To Remain Silent,
You Have The Right
To An Attorney...

"STOP CONFUSING US WITH NEW YORK CITY GODDAMNIT!!"

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 11):
I'm more partial to the actual SC motto - "While I Breathe, I Hope."

"...we eventually arrive in the 21st Century."

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
New Mexico
Lizards Make Excellent Pets

"We need a new motto. Pleeeeaaase!"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Kansas
First Of The Rectangle States

"We're flat. And proud of it!"

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Illinois
Please, Don't Pronounce the "S"

"I don't know where they buried Jimmy Hoffa, so please don't ask."

That's all I can think of right now...

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 892 times:

New Jersey:
Pretending to be from New York for over 200 years.

While not a motto, I've always liked Alaska's nickname: "The Last Frontier." Simple, yet eloquent. I'm also partial to "The Lone Star State" in Texas thanks to my roots down there.



GO ROCKETS
User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Massachusetts
Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's

Good for them... Big grin


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26484 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Quoting Chugach (Reply 10):
Louisiana
We're Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos,
But That's Our Tourism Campaign.

Actually, there are some cool bumper stickers in New Orleans.

New Orleans: Proud to Call it Home

New Orleans: Proud to Crawl Home



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineNumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 869 times:

N1120 - and it has NOTHING to do with global warming.
What we can do against global warming? Turn a/c on - and crawl.

signed: GWB

Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):
New Orleans: Proud to Crawl Home



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