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OrangeTea

State mottos

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Alabama -- At Least We're Not Mississippi

Alaska -- 11,623 Eskimos Can't be Wrong!

Arizona -- But it's a Dry Heat

Arkansas -- Litterasy Ain't Everthang

California -- Land of Immigrants and Emigrants

Colorado -- Don't ski? Don't Bother.

Connecticut -- Like Massachusetts, Only Dirtier

Delaware -- We Bet You Can't Find Us on a Map

Florida -- Ask Us about Our Grandkids

Georgia -- We Welcome Carpetbaggers, Just Don't Leave Atlanta

Hawaii -- Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru (Death to Mainland Scum, But Leave Your Money)

Idaho -- Diversity!

Illinois -- Don't Pronounce the "S", damnit

Indiana -- Just East of IllinoiSS, You Can't Miss It

Iowa -- We Do Amazing Things with Corn

Kansas -- First of the Rectangle States

Kentucky -- Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names

Louisiana -- We're all Partyin' Cajuns, At Least That's Our Tourism Campaign

Maine -- It's Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster

Maryland -- We Let Our State Police Tell Us What to Do

Massachusetts -- Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's (for many tax brackets)

Michigan -- Our State Mineral is Rust

Minnesota -- 10,000 Lakes; 10,000,000 Mosquitoes

Mississippi -- Come Feel Better About Your Own State

Missouri -- Your Federal Flood Insurance Tax Dollars at Work

Montana -- Land of the Big Sky, Snow, the Unabomber, Snow, Strip Mines and Snow

Nebraska -- Eat corn and beat Oklahoma. That's all that matters.

Nevada -- Hookers and Poker!

New Hampshire -- Go away and Leave Us Alone

New Jersey -- Ya Wanna ##$%##! Motto? I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto!

New Mexico -- We ARE Part of the U.S., You're Thinking of Old Mexico

New York -- It's Not Just NYC, We've Got Buffalo, Too

North Carolina -- Tobacco is a Vegetable

North Dakota -- Gateway to Winnipeg

Ohio -- It's Worth it Just for the College Football Season

Oklahoma -- Like the Play, only No Singing

Oregon -- Spotted Owl... It's what's For Dinner

Pennsylvania -- Our State Troopers are Worse than Maryland's

Rhode Island -- Size isn't Everything

South Carolina -- Remember the Civil War? We Didn't Actually Surrender

South Dakota -- Closer (and warmer) than North Dakota

Tennessee -- The Educashun State

Texas -- Si' Hablo Ing'les

Utah -- Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus

Vermont -- Yep, shore is cold aht

Virginia -- Where Bureaucrats and Local Yokels Come Together

Washington -- Help! We're Overrun By Nerds and Californians!

West Virginia -- Yes, we have electricity. And indoor plumbing!

Wisconsin -- Eat Cheese or Die

Wyoming -- Like Kansas, But Not So Flat

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Lola

Having lived in many of these states, I wholeheartedly agree.

*Nods wisely*

Lola

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percolate

These are funny and many have grains of truth to them (I've lived in 5 states and am about to move to another).

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nooblette

just found this and LOLed

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AuslanGirl

Pleasepleasepleeeeeeaaaaaaaase....DON'T laugh at me....BUT....

OMG!!!

GULP!!!

How do you say "Arkansas"????

I always say it like "Kansas" (ie: pronouncing the "sas" as it looks).

BUT....

Is it true that Arkansas is actually pronounced "Arkan-SAW"???

If so....WHY??????

WHY do you have to confuse me with these weird ways of saying your states????

Please explain!!!!???

AuslanGirl :wub:

P.S....I won't even get started at all the weird towns named after Indian tribes you;ve got going there!!...but then, I, as an Aussie can't talk...we've got Yuendemu, Uluru, Katatjuta, Binnarang-mar etc etc...."Koori" (Aboriginal) names!

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dawnofperfectday

love them!

And AuslanGirl I have a prob with pronouncing Oregon. I say Or eh gon. I've heard it's more like 'organ.'

I say Arkansas like it's spelled. Arkinsass. Just because.

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AuslanGirl

Oh I would just LOVE to see you Yanks trip over some of OUR cities and towns...especially in the Outback..,.or "Back O' Bourke" as we like to say...or ""West of the Black Stump"!!!

(Sings away to tune of "Beds are Burning")....

The four winds scare the cockatoos!

From Kintore East, to Yuendemu!!!

The Western Desert lives and breathes

In forty-five degrees!!!

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Chloe
Oh I would just LOVE to see you Yanks trip over some of OUR cities and towns...especially in the Outback..,.or "Back O' Bourke" as we like to say...or ""West of the Black Stump"!!!

(Sings away to tune of "Beds are Burning")....

The four winds scare the cockatoos!

From Kintore East, to Yuendemu!!!

The Western Desert lives and breathes

In forty-five degrees!!!

lol yep, or:

I've been everywhere...

Well, I was humpin' my bluey on the dusty Oodnadatta road,

When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load.

[spoken] "If you're goin' to Oodnadatta, mate, um, with me you can ride."

So I climbed in the cabin and I settled down inside.

He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand, I said

"Listen, mate, I've travelled ev'ry road in this here land."

[Chorus:]

Cos "I've been everywhere, man,

I've been everywhere, man.

'Cross the deserts bare, man;

I've breathed the mountain air, man.

Of travel I've had my share, man.

I've been ev'rywhere.

[been to:]

Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba,

Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah,

Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla,

Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla,

Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla,

Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla,

I'm a killer.

[Chorus]

[spoken] "Yeah but listen here, mate, have you been to..."

[ Find more Lyrics on http://mp3lyrics.org/RnOq ]

I've been to Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo,

Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo,

Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne,

Lithgow, Casino, Brigalow and Narromine,

Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wangarella,

Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the feller.

[Chorus]

[spoken] "Yeah, I know that, but have you been to..."

I've been to Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby,

Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi,

Yarra Yarra, Boroondara, Wallangarra, Turramurra,

Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra,

Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta,

Parramatta, Wangaratta*, Coolangatta, what's it matter?

[Chorus]

[spoken] "Yeah, look that's fine, but how about..."

I've been to Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat,

Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captain's Flat,

Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween,

Terrigal, Fingal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy and Narrabeen,

Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly,

Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly, don't be silly.

[Chorus]

I've been here, there, ev'rywhere, I've been ev'rywhere.

[spoken] "Okay, mate, you've been ev'ry place except one,

and ya don't need my help t'get there."

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dawnofperfectday
Oh I would just LOVE to see you Yanks trip over some of OUR cities and towns...especially in the Outback..,.or "Back O' Bourke" as we like to say...or ""West of the Black Stump"!!!

(Sings away to tune of "Beds are Burning")....

The four winds scare the cockatoos!

From Kintore East, to Yuendemu!!!

The Western Desert lives and breathes

In forty-five degrees!!!

I'd love to be there and give it a go, for sure!! I would really be bad and be asked to leave. lol. Yuendemu, yikes.

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nooblette

Most of us have no idea why anyone in Arkansas does anything they do.

Something to remember though, here in the US we're famous for either mispronouncing places that were originally named by a random tribe of Indians of a language that no one speaks anymore, OR mispronouncing names of cities that were named after places or cities in Europe but we don't "say" it that way.

For example, my hometown has two small cities near it, one is named Russia and one is named Versailles. They pronounce Russia "Rushy" and they call Versailles "Versails". God only knows how badly we mispronounce the stuff that still has original Indian names....

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