I came across a Spokane tourism brochure from the 1930s.
On the cover it proclaims this area to be "The Land of Many Lakes."
Not especially memorable, is it?
As a lesson in writing, it points out the virtue of being specific.
"How many lakes do you have out there?"
I don't know when Minnesota started calling itself the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" (a lowball count, experts say). But that's a slogan you remember.
Of course, it could be that the person writing copy for that brochure simply didn't know how many lakes there are around here. I wonder what words he or she toyed with before settling on "many."
"Land of Plenty Lakes."
"Land of Numerous Lakes."
"Land of Multitudinous Lakes."
"Land of a Whole Mess of Lakes."
"Land of a Big Load of Lakes."
"Land of a Slew of Lakes."
"Land of a Boatload of Lakes."
"Land of Abundant Lakes."