March 19, 2010

Wiki Friday: Phallic state mottos

New Mexico: It grows as it goes (Latin: Crescit eundo)

New York: Ever upward (Latin: Excelsior)

Not phallic, but still funny.

Maryland: Manly deeds, womanly words (Italian: Fatti maschii, parole femine)

Michigan: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you (Latin: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice)

And then there are state slogans, made for advertising purposes by people who would have us die by our own laughter.


Idaho: Great Potatoes. Tasty Destinations.

Illinois: Right Here. Right Now.

Louisiana: Come as you are. Leave Different.

Maryland: America in Miniature

Oklahoma: Oklahoma is OK

Oregon: Things Look Different Here (1987 - 2003)

Texas: It's Like a Whole Other Country

Utah: This Is Still The Right Place

1 comment:

  1. During my childhood, the state slogan (there is a difference between the slogan and motto which some Wikipedia entries confuse) of Michigan was "Yes!" or "Say Yes to Michigan"; I miss those days. Other former state slogans missed: Virgina is for Lovers; You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania; Don't Mess with Texas; I LoVermont.


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