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