By a 52.9% majority, the state that was officially known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations”, will now be known as the “State of Rhode Island”.
Now they have to ditch the “Island” part.
^ “Rhode”? Eh, why not?
Dress it up a little to something like, say, Rhodesia. That should placate the citizens that miss the “Plantations” part.
“You boys from Providence?”
“The Isle Of Rhodes” has a nice ring to it.