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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Map of the Day: State Mottos

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All good mottos need to be short, memorable, and preferably written in some fear-inducing Latin. Under these criteria, the States are just teeming with problems.  Is "by and by" even a motto?  And, seriously, California? You're going with "Eureka"?  While we're at it, someone absolutely needs to re-evaluate the situation in Michigan - that's just a catastrophe. 

Maybe it's just the thrill of exams in the air, but for my money Oklahoma has the best motto:  Labor omnia vincit (Labor conquers all things).  Of course, it seems that the Oklahoma House of Representatives has voted to dump their teriffic motto in favor of "Oklahoma - In God We Trust!"  Note to Oklahoma; If your state motto needs an exclaimation point, you're probably doing it wrong.

Here's an easy to read list.

Steve Clowney

(Map designed by Emily Wick.  See her cool stuff here)

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