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Maryland’s state sport is jousting, but do we need another bird?

Some producers of Maryland’s state drink. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

(But before I get to that, I must say this: How many state birds does one state need? One seems like more than enough.)

Anyway, Maryland has lots of symbols, some more known than others:

Our state boat is the skipjack.

Our state folk dance is the square dance.

Our state exercise is walking.

Our state drink is milk.

Our state dinosaur is Astrodon johnston .

Our state sport is jousting.

Our state cat is the calico cat.

Dear readers: What do you think of these state symbols? Would you replace any?

And would you add categories? I’m thinking: state traffic jam, state tax, state governor who wants to be president, state pollution, state to hate (Virginia), state blackjack hand, state corking fee, and state blog (hint, hint).

Leave your thoughts below.

Michael Rosenwald is a reporter on the Post's local enterprise team. He writes about the intersection of technology, business and culture.


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