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I'm from Missouri

I require proof; you'll have to show me. Often used in longer phrases, such as "Show me, I'm from Missouri," or "I'm from Missouri and you'll have to show me." The phrase derives from Missouri's nickname, "The Show Me State." I don't believe a word of what you say. I'm from Missouri—show me the deed.
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from Missouri

Requires proof; needs to be shown. Often used in longer phrases, such as "Show me, I'm from Missouri," or "I'm from Missouri and you'll have to show me." The phrase derives from Missouri's nickname, "The Show Me State." Primarily heard in US. There's no way I believe she can eat that many hamburgers in under an hour—I'm from Missouri. The president says his tax plan will make everyone a little bit richer. We'll, I'm from Missouri, and he'll have to show me.
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from Missouri

requiring proof; needing to be shown something in order to believe it. (From the nickname for the state of Missouri, the Show Me State.) You'll have to prove it to me. I'm from Missouri. She's from Missouri and has to be shown.
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from Missouri, I'm

I'm extremely skeptical so you'll have to prove it. For example, You won the lottery? Come on, I'm from Missouri. The full expression, I'm from Missouri and you'll have to show me, dates from about 1880. Some authorities believe it alludes to the Missouri Compromise of 1820, whereby Missouri was admitted to the Union as a slave state and slavery was forbidden in certain other areas, but the connection, if any, is not clear.

I'm from Missouri, you've got to show me

I won’t believe it without proof. This expression, signifying shrewd native skepticism rather than provincial stupidity, has been traced to a number of sources. The oldest source of the thought suggested to date is the Missouri Compromise of 1820, a proviso that the constitution of the then new state would not prohibit slavery, which was reached after several years of dickering. As for the wording, one writer cites a speech made by Congressman Willard D. Vandiver in 1899; another refers to a song from the same period, “I’m from Missouri and You’ve Got to Show Me,” with lyrics by Lee Raney and music by Ned Wayburn. Thomas Oliphant, describing Senator Edward Kennedy’s doubts about a Supreme Court nominee, wrote, “Kennedy has become the leading Show Me Senator” (Boston Globe, Sept. 29, 2005).
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I'm from Missouri

Prove it! Missouri's unofficial nickname is the Show-Me State, based on the inhabitants' reputed skepticism. One legend attributes the phrase's popularity to Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver. While a member of the House Committee on Naval Affairs, he said at an 1899 naval banquet, “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.” Even people who didn't hail from that state could be heard to question something with “I'm from Missouri . . . you'll have to show me.”
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The research, undertaken by an MU journalism class as a capstone project, showed the Missourian benefitted from the connection to the community while its weakness was the turnover among the student reporters.
The News-Tribune currently prints the Missourian, Smith said.
Furthermore, by concentrating on antislavery Kansans, they have largely ignored the perceptions of Missourians, who formed the largest portion of the Kansas population until well into 1855, other than theft near blanket denigration as "border ruffians" or "pukes," undemocratic savages who ravaged a virgin Kansas to perpetuate slavery in the West.
In addition to producing the Missourian, students use the OS/2-based computers to create newscasts for the school's public radio station, KBIA-FM, and its one-of-a-kind commercial television station, KOMU, an NBC affiliate.
but insists that Gerhardt be corrected to say 'mein Sohn'." (49) Others charged "nit-picking" by a committee with a "foreordained goal." Ultimately the failure of LCMS to give any assurances of future approval of LBW and the refusal of ILCW to extend the deadline of publication constituted the de facto withdrawal of the Missourians from the project their synod had initiated.
has shared his thoughts with readers of the Washington Missourian on Winston Churchill, Brian Williams, pride in America, the family unit in shambles and a local road construction project.
The Southeast Missourian reports the Three Rivers Endowment Trust recently received the $1.5 million contribution from an anonymous donor for the 60,000-square-foot activity center at the school's campus in Poplar Bluff.
For more than a century, the Missourian Publishing Association, a 501(c)(3) corporation, has set the policies for the Columbia Missourian.
In other newspaper M&A news, the University of Missouri at Columbia said that week that it is soliciting requests for proposals from commercial publishing companies to help it cover the publishing costs of the seven-day Columbia Missourian, a journalism school laboratory newspaper that has been losing more than $500,000 a year since 2003.
Louis Business Journal for his expose of a questionable local company and its Lipodissolve product; and Jessica Nunez for her "Funding Farming" stories in the Columbia Missourian about how some regional farmers got big federal subsidies, how the program works and its relevance.
Smith (American history and social studies education, Missouri State U.) presents a biography of Charles Evans Whittaker (1901-1973), the only Missourian and the first native Kansan appointed to the Court, serving from 1957-1962.
17 via email to most of his on-air news staff, telling them they should not show signs of support for any cause, according to the Digital Missourian.
[SOCH] expressed opposition when Heartland was granted a permit based on an October 2010, application to mine limestone on its 161-acre quarry, which is adjacent to school grounds, according to the Southeast Missourian.
An editorial in the Washington Missourian said: "Long after the television trucks rolled out of town, the Globe is doing what good community newspapers have always done--tell the story."
Mayor Barbara Lohr told the Southeast Missourian newspaper that the city first contacted Three Rivers two years ago in an effort to bring a campus to Jackson.