What is the only U.S. state to have a motto in Italian?

  • Rhode Island
  • Florida
  • Arizona
  • Maryland correct

    Many U.S. states have mottos written in Latin and two even have them in Spanish: Montana and Idaho. However, Maryland is the only U.S. state to have a motto written in Italian and it is great: “Fatti maschii, parole femine.” According to the state of Maryland, the phrase translates to “strong deeds, gentle words" but according to Antony Shugaar, a literary translator working in Italian and French, it translates to "Masculine deeds, feminine words." Either way, it may be time to rethink what really motto's to the state. Source: The Washington Post

  • ON A DAY
    LIKE TODAY
    04/28
  • Fact of the day

    Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas, which, given enough time, turns into people.
  • This day in 1788

    Maryland becomes the 7th state to ratify the U.S. constitution
  • FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

    • James Monroe

      Monroe Hall, Virginia
    • Oskar Schindler

      Zwittau, Austria-Hungary
    • Harper Lee

      Monroeville, Alabama
    • Penélope Cruz

      43 years old | Madrid, Spain