Posted by ESC on March 14, 2002
In Reply to: I have it on the best authority... posted by Word Camel on March 14, 2002
: : : : : : I don't have any questions. Just thought this was kind of curious.
: : : : : : March 12, 2002
: : : : : : Committee approves official Latin motto for Kentucky
: : : : : : FRANKFORT -- The Latin phrase "Deo gratiam habeamus"
: : : : : : Kentucky's official Latin motto under legislation approved today by a House committee.
: : : : : : The phrase translates to: "Let us be grateful to God."
: : : : : And just think... because Latin is no longer offered in most American schools, no one will be the wiser.
: : : : The state motto for Oklahoma is "Oklahoma is OK" After living there a short time, I discovered the reason why they chose this as the state motto. Not a soul there could spell mediocre even if they wanted to do so.
: : : ...and there's me thinking that the state motto of Kentucky was "Ecce mater! Alius equus sanguineus!"
: : : (With slight apologies :)
: : OK. What does it mean?
: That it means " Look Ma! Another bloddy horse!"
That's not such a bad Latin motto. Maybe I'll propose it as an alternative. The Queen herself visits occasionally to check out the horses here.