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Favorite State Mottos

Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:53 pm

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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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:15 pm

Alaska, of course:

North to the Future
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:25 pm

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
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:27 pm

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

Seriously though, what kind of silly pathetic state motto is 'Friendship'?!
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:31 pm

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
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:31 pm

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
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:28 pm

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

Unofficial, of course, but applicable to many situations.
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:03 am

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"
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:40 am

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"...

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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:02 am

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!!
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:21 am

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
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:28 am

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."
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:31 am

Pennsylvania:
You've Got A Friend in Pennsylvania!
 
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:31 pm

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...

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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:00 pm

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.
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:02 pm

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

Good for them... Big grin
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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:32 pm

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

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RE: Favorite State Mottos

Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:47 pm

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

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