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what is the motto of the united kingdom

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vultan answers:

There's two mottoes on the UK's coat of arms, 'Dieu et mon droit' (God and my right, whatever that's meant to mean) and 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' (Evil to him who evil thinks).

I think there was talk of a new national motto being thought up but I'm not sure if anything came of it.


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DragonsDen answers:

It doesn't have one. The Official Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has two mottos but neither of these are the motto of the United Kingdom. The coat of arms features the motto of the British Monarch “Dieu et mon droit” (God and my right) and the motto of the Order of the Garter “Honi soit qui mal y pense” ('Evil to him who evil thinks').

The UK has no official national motto. A couple of years ago, Gordon Brown had spoken about creating one “like the French have”. This BBC article from the time has some amusing suggestions. My favourites are "Quick, pretend to be doing something useful" and “Britain: At least it's not France”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinemonitor/2007/09/the_friday_challenge.shtml
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7007152.stm


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xoloriib answers:

In vino veritas.


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wumpus answers:

We had an empire, and an emperor.
We had principalities, and a prince.
We had a kingdom and a king.
Now we're a country.


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Family.Guy answers:

I think it's ironic that our national motto includes God when so many disrespect God.

Maybe our new motto should be 'NO VACANCY'S'


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Redslap answers:

"So sorry"


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Russel.West answers:

We're broke! except the richest 5% who own 96% of wealth... that's 4% shared between 95% of the population - like I said we the majority are broke!


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