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”.

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.


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. 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:

Hell Yes, We Have Electricity.

11,623 Eskimos Can’t Be Wrong!

But It’s A Dry Heat.

Literacy Ain’t Everything.

By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda.

If You Don’t Ski, Don’t Bother.

Like Massachusetts,
Only The Kennedys Don’t Own It Yet.

We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water.

Ask Us About Our Grandkids.

We Put The Fun In Fundamentalist Extremism.

Haka Tiki Mou Sha’ami Leeki Toru
(Death To Mainland Scum, Leave Your Money)

More Than Just Potatoes…
Well, Okay, We’re Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good

Please, Don’t Pronounce the “S”

2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free

We Do Amazing Things With Corn
First Of The Rectangle States

Five Million People - Fifteen Last Names

We’re Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos,
But That’s Our Tourism Campaign.

We’re Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster

If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It

Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden’s

First Line Of Defense From The Canadians

10,000 Lakes…And 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes

Come And Feel Better About Your Own State

Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work

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!

At Least We’re Not Michigan

Like The Play, But No Singing

Spotted Owl…It’s What’s For Dinner

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

The Edyoocashun State

Se Hablo Ingles

Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus

Ay, Yep

Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don’t Mix?

We have more rain than you do

West Virginia
One Big Happy Family…Really!

Come Cut The Cheese!

Where Men Are Men… And The Sheep Are Scared


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