What's the State Motto of Texas?

In the short Instagram reel posted by comedian Ronny Chieng, he asked the audience if they knew what the state motto of Texas was. There were a few good guesses. The “Lone Star State” was one of those he considered “good guesses” but that’s actually just the nickname for Texas, not the state motto.

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After rattling several possible mottos people might have come up with, he finally revealed the correct answer: “Friendship”. I’m not from Texas neither am I American, and since that was a comedy clip, I needed to make sure. So, I found this article on USA Today which listed all the state mottos across America. And there it was, Texas’ state motto: “Friendship.”

They included a little explanation and backstory to that motto, and it was because the state name actually originated from a Caddo Indian word roughly translating to “friends”.

Of course, the US’ national motto is “In God We Trust” which was established in 1956 through a law signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. And in 2011, Congress voted to reaffirm that national motto. But before the current motto, the unofficial de facto US national motto was E pluribus unum, which translates to “Out of many, one”. – via Digg

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Source: neatorama

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