April 26, 2012
Map of the Day: State Mottos
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.
(Map designed by Emily Wick. See her cool stuff here)
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