|State Mottos — What they oughta be|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:26|
By Ed Howard
Let’s take it easy.
Every state has a motto. Those mottos have been rewritten by various folks with something between humorous and jaundiced intent.
Have a look at just some of them:
Arizona: But it’s a dry heat.
Colorado: If you don’t ski, don’t bother.
Delaware: We like the chemicals in our water.
Florida: Ask about the grandkids.
Idaho: More than potatoes. Not really, but the spuds are good.
Illinois: Don’t pronounce the s.
Kansas: First of the rectangle states.
Kentucky: Five million people, fifteen last names.
Maine: Really cold, but real cheap lobster.
Maryland: If you can dream it, we can tax it.
Massachusetts: Our taxes are lower than Sweden’s – mostly.
Michigan: Your first line of defense from Canadians.
Minnesota: Ten thousand lakes – abundant mosquito repellent.
Mississippi: Visit us and feel better about your state.
Missouri: Your federal relief dollars at work.
Nebraska: Go Big Red state. New Hampshire: Leave us alone.
New Mexico: Lizards are lovable.
New York: You have the right to remain silent.
Oregon: Spotted Owl – it’s what for dinner.
Pennsylvania: Cook with coal. South Dakota: Closer than North Dakota.
Texas: Have it our way – or forget it!
West Virginia: One big happy family.
Washington, D.C. – Wanna’ be mayor?
ED HOWARD is the statehouse correspondent for the Nebraska Press Association.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:27|