Nice Try, Nebraska

The nice folks at the Nebraska Tourism Board have come out with a slogan for Nebraska, to be used in marketing to encourage people to visit this fine state:

Nebraska Nice

Seriously.  That’s what they came up with.  Apparently, this is an improvement over Nebraska’s current slogan “The Good Life”.

How can I put this nicely? FAIL

Understandably, many folks are not happy with the change.  This is especially true in my hometown of Gretna, where they have been using the town slogan of “The Great Life”.  When Nebraska was “The Good Life”, Gretna’s slogan was perfect in its simplicity and connection to the statewide slogan.

But now that it is “Nebraska Nice”, Gretna needs to rebrand to keep pace (I humbly suggest “Gretna Great!”).  Other cities and towns across Nebraska would be smart to do the same:  incorporate vaguely positive broad generalizations driven by alliteration.

Here are some suggestions put together by the same folks who brought you Nebraska Nice:

  • Omaha Obnoxious
  • Dorchester Docile
  • Cozad Copacetic
  • Super Superior
  • Can’t Beat Beatrice
  • Appropriately Pleasant Pleasant Dale
  • Bee Nice
  • Big Springs, Big Smiles
  • Chipper Chappell
  • Clean Colon
  • Crushing on Cushing
  • David FeitCanWrite City
  • Eager Edgar
  • Fairly Nice Fairbury
  • Go Forth in Firth
  • Friend Request
  • Put the Fun in Funk
  • Gandy Fine and Dandy
  • Generic Geneva
  • Gretna Great
  • Hazard Healthy
  • Juniata Bonita
  • Loup City Love
  • Merry Murray
  • Nebraska City Nice City
  • O’Neill O’Nice
  • Ordinary Ord
  • A Pal in Palmyra
  • Plainview Plain
  • Sprague Vague
  • Sidney Simpatico
  • Wymore?  Wynot!
  • Who tan?  Yutan!
  • Winnebago Winnning
  • Winside Winsome

One Comment

I love “The Cornhusker” song especially as done by the glee club and it would be great between the 3rd and 4th quarters.

Mike Douglas (California Cornhusker)

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