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Rejected State Mottos


One really unique thing about BJU is that we have students from every state and from dozens of foreign countries. As I reflected on the diverse backgrounds of my students, I thought of something in my files - a list a state mottos that were all rejected for one reason or another. As you look at the list, it will be obvious why these mottos were not adopted....

Rejected State Mottos

Alabama
Yes, We Have Electricity

Alaska
11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!

Arizona
But It's a Dry Heat!

Arkansas
Lituracy Ain't Everythang!

California
Se Hable Ingles

Colorado
If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother

Connecticut
Like Massachusetts, Only Smaller, But WAY Too Close to New York!

Delaware
We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water

Florida
Ask Us About Our Grandkids
And Our Voting Skills

Georgia
Stop Here on Your Way to Florida

Hawaii
Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru
(Death To Mainland Scum, But 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
Tidal Wave Free

Iowa
We Do Amazing Things With Corn

Kansas
First Of The Rectangle States

Kentucky
Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names

Louisiana
Ignrint - and Proud of It!

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 (For Most Tax Brackets)

Michigan
Where Cars Used to Come From

Minnesota
Land of 7,000 Lakes, 3,000 Man-made Ponds, and
10,000,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes

Mississippi
Why Would You Want to Come Here?- Elvis Was Born Here, and Even He Left!

Missouri
Gateway to Kansas

Montana
Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Extremist Wackos, and Honest Elections!

Nebraska
Ask About Our State Motto Contest

Nevada
Come Feel Better About Your Own State!

New Hampshire
Go Away And Leave Us Alone

New Jersey
The Garbage State - Waste Not ... Send It Here Instead!

New Mexico
Lizards Make Excellent Pets

New York
You Have The Right To Remain Silent,
You Have The Right To An Attorney..
And No Right To Self Defense!

North Carolina
Tobacco IS a Vegetable

North Dakota
We Really Are One Of The 50 States!

Ohio
Don't Judge Us by Cleveland

Oklahoma
Just Like The Musical, 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 War of Northern Aggression? Well, We Haven't Actually Surrendered Yet

South Dakota
Closer Than North Dakota

Tennessee
Home of the Al Gore Invention Museum

Texas
Don't Mess with Texas - We're Armed!

Utah
Which Wife?

Vermont
Too Liberal for Even the Kennedys

Virginia
Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?

Washington
If We'd Meant DC, We'd Have Said DC, You Imbecile!

Washington, D.C.
Seattle is NOT our capital, WE are the CAPITAL!
Wanna Be Mayor?

West Virginia
One Big Happy Family ... Really!

Wisconsin
Come Cut Cheese!

Wyoming
And You Thought Ohio Was Flat!

quotation...

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither." - C.S. Lewis

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Rob

Could it be that so many deer get hit on the interstates because they're simply obeying the posted deer crossing signs?


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1 Comment on “Rejected State Mottos”

  1. #1 Emily Park
    on Sep 1st, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    I found these really funny! I lived in 7 of these states myself, and I heartily agree with the mottos. When I lived in Connecticut, I was told that the entire state was just a glorified suburb of NYC. And the South Carolina thing–so true!

    Thanks for posting these!