As to New Hampshire, a couple of years back some executive dingbat paid a gazillion dollars to some marketing agency to come up with a tourist slogan. What do you get for that kind of expenditure? Six words: "You're going to love it here!"This produced a further post, with a letter from a correspondent about the silly tourism slogan legislators paid good money for in Kansas:
They put it on a sign on I-93 as you cross over from Massachusetts. There was a huge objection to this seven-figure insipid generic pap, and within weeks it had been replaced with "Live free or die!"
Out here in Kansas we were fortunate enough to be rebranded for a mere $1.7 million down payment. We’re no longer the land of Oz, wheat, and Dodge City, now we are “Kansas: As Big as You Think”. Which is a pretty horrible slogan as it seems to imply that our geographic boundaries are relative to the cognitive abilities of a person pondering the size of Kansas.But it was the third post that really got me laughing:
A reader writes:In fact, I even made up a few of my own:Here in Washington state, a couple of years ago Olympia paid big money to come up with a new state motto. Their contribution: "Say Wa!"I kinda like that one. Maybe the template will catch on: "Like, DE!" "What The FL?" "PA Humbug!" "The Ego Of ID!" "It's All About ME!" "Here's MD In Your Eye!" "Best VT Forward!" "OK Aye The Noo!" "The End Is NY!" "WY Bother?"
Made it, MA! Top of the world!I'm going to try to come up with one for every state in the Union.
Oh, what a tangled web we WV!
SCs to be you!
NJ, NJ, wink wink
UPDATE: A few more:
NM from the neck up!
AZ you were!
Catch her in the RI!
KS, my ass!