Live Free or Change Your Slogan

When I lived in NC, and drove my car to another state (I won’t say which), I was approached by someone who got a little belligerent with me about having a state motto like that on our license plates. I gave the guy a puzzled look, and he replied with “First to fight - that’s pretty rude!”

I had to laugh. I should have asked him what he thought the picture of the airplane on the license had to do with fighting.

Florida: “Where old people come to die”.
-foxy

Remember “We Have A Place For You In Massachusetts”? I bailed a friend out of jail in Agawam once, and that bumper sticker was on the wall of his cell.

**Michigan:There is more to us than Detroit & Flint! **
There use to be a t-shirt years ago:

**My MI ** which I adored, but never could find one.

Michigan: If our potholes don’t kill your car, our deer will.

Nevada: “Just ask yourself, Do you feel lucky?”

Ottawa, Canada used the slogan “Technically Beautiful” in their tourism campaigns. :smack:

Florida: Only 65% as crazy as California.

New York: Come for our grapes. Stay for our Prison System.

Texas: You kill 'em, we grill 'em.

New Jersey: Fuggedaboutit. (an actual suggested slogan in a recent competition.)

Heh - I just saw a California tourism commercial use that line! Thing is, they got Clint Eastwood to say it.

:confused:

New Hampshire - At least we’re not upside down like Vermont

New Hampshire could have kept part of the old one. “Love It Here Or Die.”

Indiana is officially “The Crossroads Of America.” That’s pretty cool, 'cause blues musicians come here from all over the world to make a deal with the Devil.

The designer of Indiana’s current license plate was really steamed when the state removed his slogan and replaced it with the state’s web address. www.in.gov They didn’t even tell him about the change until he saw one on the street.

Missouri: “If God ever wants to pick us up, we’ve got a big steel handle.”
Missouri: “Loves Company”

The full official name of our most territorially challenged state is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Nevada : Got Money ?

Florida: Where Blue and Grey meet the Bald.

Florida: Land of 10,000 Morticians

New Hampshire: We won’t tell if you’re compelled to sniff some glue.

Celebrating the three states in which I have resided:

Texas: Alaska don’t count.

Connecticut: Do drop in! If we don’t answer the door, we’ll be around the back in the tennis court. Oh, and while you’re at it, would you mind awfully telling Maria that Grey Poupon and Earl Grey should not be stored in the same pantry.

Tennessee: You from out of state? Y’all better turn right around and git. NOW.

I think our state motto should be: “Pending. Check back after the next statewide initiative, followed by an advisory resolution, followed by a signature-gathering effort, followed by a referendum reversal, followed by another initiative, after which we’ll probably just give up and scrap the whole thing and go back to fighting about freeway funding.”

Tell me about it! When I heard about this a few weeks ago, I thought it was an early April Fools joke. Sadly, it is not. It gets worse. This site says:

A lot of market research? 18 months to develop? 32-member “brand development task force?” That’s the best they could come up with? Methinks they spent more time skiing in Aspen and cruising the Caribbean, probably spending our money rather than actually doing any work on our motto! They probably came in on the last day, drew one out of a hat and congratulated themselves on a job well done.

But enough about me and my rant.

Sorry your rock broke, New Hampshire. Wanna trade mottos?

New Hampshire: We’re the ones on the right. No, wait! Yeah, that’s correct - on the right.

This is probably cheating, since it’s not original and has been floating around the web for a while, but:

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 Kennedys 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

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

Quebec:

Je Ne Me Souviens Plus D’Où J’ai Laissé Mes Clés.