Friday, September 24, 2010

Alternative mottos for Washington State's tourism board

  • Washington: It Exists.
  • Washington: I Guess.
  • Washington: The Other Washington.
  • Washington: It's Drippy Here.
  • Washington: The Starbucks State.
FYI the actual motto is "Washington: The State."

Other horrible state mottos:
  • You Belong in ConneCTicut. (Reminding us of the all-important postal code.)
  • Great Potatoes. Tasty Destinations. (I'm not making these up.)
  • Oklahoma is OK (LOL!)
  • We Aren't Really an Island (Defensive much?)

19 comments:

  1. indiana is "the crossroads of america", corny but confident, not to mention true. it refers to the intersection of two (formerly) major u.s. highways in my hometown of terre haute.

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  2. Best official state motto (not tourism board motto) award goes to Maryland:

    Fatti maschii, parole femine

    Translation:
    Manly deeds, womanly words

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  3. Puerto Rico's official motto is Joannes Est Nomen Ejus (John is his name). Huh?

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  4. So, what, Maryland is The Sexism State?

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  5. Washington: Some of Our Rock Stars Are Still Alive

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  6. What are "womanly words" anyhow? Terms that no guy ever uses or should even know like "menarche," "sling-back," and "skort"?

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  7. PA's old thing, "Memories last a lifetime," was nice and ominous.

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  8. Not that it bothers me (hardly), but this is a very east coast depiction of Washington. Here on the west coast, people almost always mean Washington State when they say "Washington." What do they call DC? First, they don't call it much, second, at least in my small neck of the west coast woods, they say "dirty socialist city" or some variation that is more racist or obscene.

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  9. Maybe because I'm from Texas, I always think of the state when I hear "Washington" (which is why the motto seems especially apologist and pitiful ... but it's true that when I googled "Washington tourism" I got a site for the city, not the state). The city, to me, is "DC."

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  10. this east/west theory holds up with me too: i've always said washington state. (even when talking about the city! just kidding.) so what's the dividing line? the mississippi? this should be investigated.

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  11. Maybe one's exposure to political news has something to do with it? Like, it's "Washington" rather than "DC" that Mr. Smith went to, and that the tea party things is broken, and so on.

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  12. Colorado: We don't need a tourism motto because you're insane if you don't want to see Colorado.

    Missouri: Combining the racism of the Deep South, the obesity of the Midwest, and the violence of the worst inner cities in America!

    Coming from someone who freely chose to move from Colorado to St. Louis. I had my reasons.

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  13. IT'S WASHINGTON NOT WASHINGTON STATE AND THERE ARE NO FUCKING VAMPIRES HERE EITHER.


    xor

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  14. My 7th grade French teacher, whose name I can't believe I don't remember, who I loved, thought he could sell this one:

    "Missouri loves company"

    More of a slogan than a motto, but i thought it was clever, and kind of dark, which even then made it a little cooler.

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  15. "SayWA!" -- another one for Washington: The State that I found when I went Googling.

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  16. Missouri Loves Company is brilliant. Right up there with Vagina is for Lovers.

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