Posted by Jiwan choi on May 12, 2002
In Reply to: Kentucky State Motto posted by ESC 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" would become
: : : : : 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?