america Americans Summarize Their State In One Sentence  

Hugh Landman
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Every state has an official nickname, but when Americans summarize their state in one sentence, they often get a bit snarkier than those government-approved mottos. These funny one-sentence descriptions of states vary from ridiculing high taxes to really, really underselling a place as a vacation spot. When Redditors describe their states, they don't hold back.

Some of the phrases that Redditors came up with are right on the nose, while others seem like inside jokes to fellow residents. Still, most of these seem more fitting than what states come up with to describe themselves. What does "The Show Me State" mean anyway, Missouri? These Redditors' slogans are as funny as they are painfully true – just don't expect to see them on the US state flags anytime soon.

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Alabama Is Thankful


From yru1

"Alabama. We may be 49th in everything, but thank God for Mississippi."

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At Least Ohio Is Important Sometimes


From MidwestBatManuel:

"Ohio. We only matter once every four years."

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Minnesota Isn't All That American


From joshychrist:

"Welcome to our version of Canada.

Minnesota."

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What To Say About Iowa?


From XBLINK182FUGYEAHX:

"Iowa exists."

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