A NYT blogger presents a challenge that seems to have caught on in Internet-land:
Inspired by a recent trip to London, this recent Times article about Englandâ€™s reluctant search for a national motto (suggestions range from â€œNo Motto Please, Weâ€™re Britishâ€ to â€œOne Mighty Empire, Slightly Usedâ€), as well as by this new book on six-word memoirs (which we teased not long ago here), I invite you all to attempt the following:
Write a six-word motto for the U.S. of A.
So far there are 842 suggestions ranging from anti-American tripe to patriotic to just plain funny. My personal favorite among what I’ve waded through so far is “Land of the six-word motto.”
I’ll go ahead and throw a couple more on the pile: “Free to not write a motto” — and “Land where anti-Americans feel safest.”