Sunday, November 18, 2007

Land of Hope and . . . What's the Other Thing?

Last night, listening to NPR's news quiz, "Wait Wait Don't Tell me," I learned that Britain's new PM, Gordon Brown, has suggested that the country needs a new slogan to set it on its feet and send it hurtling into the 21st Century.

The old slogan is "Land of Hope and Glory," which is, as Peter Sagal pointed out, is a Wishbone Ash album.

They can't have "E Pluribus Unum"--- that one's taken.

The public is invited to send in their own slogans. They have to be five words or less.

Slogans submitted so far include:

"Thieving bastards since 1170."

"Courage. Reason. Humanity. Democracy. Monarchy."

"Once Mighty Empire, Slightly Used."

"Drinking Continues Until Morale Improves."

"Sorry, It's All Our Fault."

"The Land that Orthodonture Forgot"

Do ya'll have any snappy slogans for Britain, or for that matter any other country?


Blogger Janice said...

I like the orthodonture one :->

I assume you've seen the US state slogan lists floating around (if not, there's a good one at, which feature suggestions such as "Kentucky: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names" and, for your own state, "New Mexico: Lizards Make Excellent Pets." I think my all-time favorite, though, is when humorist Dave Barry did a column about Miami looking for a new tourism slogan and suggested "Come back - we weren't shooting at *you*"

6:34 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

"Lizards Make Excellent Pets" sounds better than New Mexico's former slogan, "Land of the Flea and Home of the Plague."

7:03 PM  
Blogger Ty said...

"The Sun never sets on countries that hate us for stealing their shit."

"If you drink enough, the food tastes fine."

"If you mess with us, America will totally kick your ass."

"Samantha Fox is from here."

6:29 PM  
Blogger Ty said...

Oh, forgot one...

"The country with the largest average breast size in the world. Seriously. It's science."

6:30 PM  
Blogger He Who Walks On All Fours said...

"Like Canada... without the weed."

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca S. said...

For the UK: No longer outsourcing terrorism!

For Oregon: Almost as good as they say.

11:28 PM  
Blogger dubjay said...

You guys are smokin'!

11:54 PM  
Blogger Dave Bishop said...

I would like to suggest the following two slogans to sum up the present state of my homeland:

(i) "Big business first, middle and last."

(ii) "Development at any cost."

8:10 AM  

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