Kentucky State Motto

Posted by TheFallen on March 13, 2002

In Reply to: A subtle way of blurring church and state? posted by nita on March 13, 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 :)