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Old 03-18-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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At least we use our state symbols! Dutch ovens are very popular here! Guns and cooking pots are more interesting symbols than dirt, which a lot of states actually honor.
Come on, an official cooking pot?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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Come on, an official cooking pot?
Missouri has, among other things, a state soil, grape, grass, dessert, lithologic emblem, and tree nut.

Wouldn't you admit that a pot is at least cooler than a lithologic emblem, whatever that is?
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I'm the first to admit that this official state whatever is way too much. Give me a state bird and that's it. Hell, why not make some money and sell naming rights.

Nike, the official Missouri state shoe... Oh boy!
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Washington DC should have the maggot as it's insect
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:37 PM
 
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Missouri has, among other things, a state soil, grape, grass, dessert, lithologic emblem, and tree nut.

Wouldn't you admit that a pot is at least cooler than a lithologic emblem, whatever that is?
So, you don't want anyone to pick on your state but it is ok to do same to other states?
Section 10-045 State lithologic emblem.

Ok, yes, I'm a bit disappointed that my state didn't grab up the M1911 for it's state gun first.

But hey, we have the ice cream cone!

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Oh, Arizona recently passed a resolution naming the Colt revolver as their state gun. So, really, what is the big deal?
Is the OP hoplophobic?

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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So, you don't want anyone to pick on your state but it is ok to do same to other states?
Section 10-045 State lithologic emblem.

Ok, yes, I'm a bit disappointed that my state didn't grab up the M1911 for it's state gun first.

But hey, we have the ice cream cone!

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No, I'm fine with Missouri having funny state symbols, Utah has them too. I was just pointing out how silly it was to say Utah has weird symbols when Missouri's are equally weird.

My mom's side of the family is from SW Missouri, so I wouldn't bash them!

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Old 03-18-2011, 11:25 PM
 
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hammertime33;The gun nuts are out in full force:

"Until this week, Utah had 24 state symbols, from tree (the blue spruce) to insect (the honeybee) to even cooking pot (the Dutch oven).

Now it's added an official state firearm -- the John M. Browning-designed M1911 pistol, becoming the first state in the nation to have one, according to the state legislator who sponsored the law.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the new symbol into law this week."
Don't like the 1911? I feel it's a nice choice, of course I'm biased as I own one.

Which gun would you have picked?
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:56 AM
 
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Good choice.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Let's see...if Utah has adopted an official state gun, does that mean the name of their NBA team is about to change? (I can already envision the headlines after a big win: PISTOLS SHOOT DOWN LAKERS...and they'll mean that literally!)
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