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Old 03-05-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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MN's original nickname is "L'Etoile du Nord", which means "Star of the North". It was coined before the invention of marketing, and is on the state flag. Kinda classy, I think.
I see, hence the old Minnesota North Stars.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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I see, hence the old Minnesota North Stars.

Exactly! But when they relocated to Dallas, they couldn't call 'em the *North* Stars any more.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:00 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I checked the link and hadn't heard all of the slogans for Colorado. One that didn't fly, b/c the tourism board thought the better of it "Colorado, Above All". They thought it sounded pretentious, or that the potential tourists would think it pretentious.

I once saw a T-shirt that said "Get High on the Rockies". Lots of double meaning there, I guess. Also CU's classy one: "Minds to match our Mountains".
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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West Virginia (based on state flag): "Two guys, two guns, two axes. So what was that joke again?"
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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South Dakota:

"The Mount Rushmore State"... because that's all we really have going for us.
lol, its true. at least its not north dakota
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO...soon to be in Tokyo
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Connecticut: "Birthplace of George W. Bush. We apologize."


Colorado: "Tall Mountains and Happy People"
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Missouri: "Perfectly centered, naturally diverse"

It doesn't really roll off the tongue, but it's true.
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Ava, Mo
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According to the link. Missouri is "Where the rivers run"... lately especially in SW Missouri it should be..
"Where the rivers FLOOD!"
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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More like "state of the bi-polar weather"
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Old 03-07-2008, 10:03 AM
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Illinois - "Taxes, Tolls, and Corruption"
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