“Uncyclopedia, Where Mottos are lame.”
- ~ Communist on Motto
A motto is an inane, idealistic phrase that details the stated mission, or raison d'etre, of a group or organization. Mottos are usually repeated verbatim by new members of the group, as a not-so-sophisticated method of brainwashing.
The best mottoes are written in a language that you, personally, do not understand. In addition to making the irritating motto easier to forget, the use of foreign languages compels you to ask a member what the motto means, so they can get a wistful look in their eye and repeat the motto to you in your favored language, using an equally wistful tone of voice.
A good motto most often inspires a feeling of hope or goodwill towards humanity, which is why they are full of crap.
Things That Have Mottos
- Military units
- Your high-school (Really! Look for it!)
- Royal families
- Corporate institutions
- Fraternities and Sororities
- Colleges and Universities
Things That Do Not Have Mottos
ASIO: "Securing Australia's Intelligence since...uh..."
Cabal: "There is no Cabal"
France: "Nous au moins, on a pas voté Bush!"
Germany: "If in doubt: Sauerkraut!"
Homies: "When the going gets tough, the tough get guns"
Oscar Wilde: "I Don't Know Latin, Bitchum"
The Three Spanish Musketeers: "All for Juan, and Juan for all"
Uncyclopedia: "Use Sparingly", "Do Epic Lunacy"
United States of America: "USA! USA! USA!" ad infinitum
Svalbard "Let it snow,let it snow,let it snow."
'"Brovont'" "If You and me go up a tree, who knows what she may find!"
'"Meditation'" "It's Not What You Think"