Fun MottosOfficial MottoNicknames
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 Everthing
California: As Seen on TV
Colorado: If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother
Connecticut: Like Massachusetts, Only Dirtier and With Less Character
Delaware: We Really Do Like the Chemicals in our Water
Florida: Ask Us About Our Grandkids
Georgia: We Put the "Fun" in Fundamentalist Extremism
Hawaii: Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru(Death to Mainland Scum, But Leave Your Money)
Idaho: More Than Just Potatoes... We've also got sheep!
Illinois: Please Don't Pronounce the "S"
Indiana: 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free
Iowa: We Do Amazing Things With Corn
Kansas: First Of The Rectangle States
Kentucky: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names
Louisiana:We're Not All Drunk Cajun Wackos, That's just Our Tourism Campaign.. ya'll come, hear?
Maine: We're Really Cold, but We Have Cheap Lobster
Maryland: A Thinking Man's Delaware
Massachusetts: Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's (For Most Tax Brackets)
Michigan: First Line of Defense From the Canadians
Minnesota: "10,000 Lakes and 10,000,000 Mosquitoes"
Mississippi: Come Feel Better About Your Own State
Missouri: Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars at Work
Montana: Land of the Big Sky, the Unabomber, Right-Wing Crazies, and Very Little Else. Watch yourself!
Nebraska: Ask About Our State Motto Contest
Nevada: Clean women and Hot Poker... wait... reverse that
New Hampshire: Go Away and Leave Us Alone
New Jersey: Ya Wanna ##$%##! Motto? I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto Right Here!
New Mexico: Lizards Make Excellent Pets
New York: You Have the Right to Remain Silent, You Have the Right to an Attorney...
North Carolina: Tobacco IS a Vegetable (cough)
North Dakota: We Really are One of the 50 States!
Ohio: We Wash Daily
Oklahoma: Like the Play, but No Singing
Oregon: Out of TP? Wipe your butt with an owl!
Pennsylvania: Cook With Coal... please
Rhode Island: No, We're Not REALLY An Island
South Carolina: Remember the Civil War? Well, We Didn't Actually Surrender
South Dakota: Closer Than North Dakota... and much warmer!
Tennessee: The Educashun State
Texas: Si, Hablo Ing'les (Yes, I speak English)
Utah: Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus
Vermont: Yep
Virginia: Who Says Government Stiffs and Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?
Washington: E-mail for Help! We're Overrun By Nerds!
Washington, D.C.: Wanna Be Mayor?
West Virginia: One Big Happy Family-Really!
Wisconsin: Eat Cheese.. or Die
Wyoming: No, we don't do strange things with antelope! (Can't catch the speedy bastards!)
For a complete list including translations and state songs refer to:
For the nicknames that you can also see on license plates quite often, refer to: