Thursday, June 14, 2012

50 Nicknames

Dear Diary,

When I was living in the United States as an undergraduate long long time ago, I had this habit of listing state's nicknames. I listed them by looking at license plates, postcards, signboards, etc. Some of you might say, wouldn't it easier to just find it in the net. Well, I guess where would the challenge and fun be, right?

There are 50 states altogether in the US. Out of 50, I managed to list down only 17 states correctly. I jot down the list here for my keepsake...

1. Alabama - Yellowhammer State
2. Alaska - The Last Frontier
3. Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
4. Arkansas - The Natural State
5. California - Golden State
6. Colorado - Centennial State / Colorful Colorado
7. Connecticut - Constitution State
8. Delaware - First State / Diamond State / Blue Hen State / Small Wonder
9. Florida - Sunshine State
10. Georgia - Peach State
11. Hawaii - Aloha State
12. Idaho - Gem State
13. Illinois - Prairie State
14. Indiana - Hoosier State
15. Iowa - Hawkeye State
16. Kansas - Sunflower State
17. Kentucky - Bluegrass State
18. Louisiana - Pelican State
19. Maine - Pine Tree State
20. Maryland - Old Line State
21. Massachusetts - Bay State
22. Michigan - Wolverine State / Great Lakes State
23. Minnesota - North Star State / Land of 10,000 Lakes
24. Mississippi - Magnolia State
25. Missouri - Show Me State
26. Montana - Treasure State
27. Nebraska - Cornhusker State
28. Nevada - The Silver State
29. New Hampshire - Granite State
30. New Jersey - Garden State
31. New Mexico - Land of Enchantment
32. New York - Empire State
33. North Carolina - Old North State / Tar Heel State
34. North Dakota - Peace Garden State / Flickertail State / Roughrider State
35. Ohio - Buckeye State
36. Oklahama - Sooner State
37. Oregon - Beaver State
38. Pennsylvania - Keystone State
39. Rhode Island - The Ocean State
40. South Carolina - Palmetto State
41. South Dakota - Mount Rushmore State
42. Tennessee -Volunteer State
43. Texas - Lone Star State
44. Utah - The Beehive State
45. Vermont - Green Mountain State
46. Virginia - Old Dominion State
47. Washington - The Evergreen State
48. West Virginia - Mountain State
49. Wisconsin - Badger State
50. Wyoming - Equality State

Phew! What a long list to jot down! Info taken from www.50states.com
 
Ps: Ada ke yang scroll sampai habis?

4 notes of inspiration:

wan G Silk said...

wow rajinnya u...>>kagum<<
btw, salam perkenalan..


-wanG-

LydSunshine said...

Oic. California tu selama ni saya ingatkan nickname dia The Orange Country. Salah le plak. heheh.

Asmara said...

saya tau empire state je. kihkih.. kurang betul ilmu saya. tq kak share! ;D

Unaizah said...

wan G Silk - Salam ukhuwah. Merajinkan diri sebenarnya. Jenuh gak la nak sampai 50 tu :-)

LydSunshine - Meh kita belajar sesama.

Asmara - No prob As! Akak terfikir nak buat entry ni pun sebab nak buat kenangan. Kalau tak, lupa cam tu je la.