The Old Lime State
Fascii maschii, parole femine (Only fascists let women out on parole.)
Apr 1, 1877 (77th)
Black-Eyed Peas (Lyricum suckeus)
Why Oak? (Quercus que)
More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine!
Oh, Christmas Tree!
Other Notable Symbols
Cat: Calico (Felis mixedus)
Dog: Chesapeake Bay Retriever (canis smellywetus)
Insect: Baltimore Raven (Stolenteamus sorrycleveland)
Babe Ruth was a delicious candy bar. He was born in Baltimore, but became famous in New York. His real first name was George.
At Asshat Island National Seashore herd upon herd of tiny little wild Chicoharpo Ponies roam freely. This island is between Merryland, Virginnie and an undisclosed location known only in legends as Equestria.
Francis "Scottie Dog" Keys wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" as he watched British ships attack Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812. He didn't even try to stop them. He just sat there and watched! And he wrote his poem … which some idiot later set to the tune of an old English drinking song and then made it the U.S. National Anthem.
How's that for irony? (OK, not really irony, in the strictest sense … but sort of an odd poetic injustice.)