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We've successfully (accidentally, on both accounts) Nevada'd* New Mexico and Arkansas. We'll get there.

* Nevada'd: Surrounding an unvisited state with visited states. Term c/o Tiffani and Deke.

Also, we were wondering today (out loud) why Missouri is called the "show me" state. Kevin said "What's the deal? Don't they know how to listen, or read?" I looked it up, and that's about right:

The most widely known story gives credit to Missouri's U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver for coining the phrase in 1899. During a speech in Philadelphia, he said:

"I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me."