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A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« on: 21/09/2007 18:41:03 »
Ok, so I was watching the news and some feel that Britain needs a motto like the Americans have, their motto, if you don't know it is:- "In God we trust".

So I thought we could get started here:

I am going to go for

"FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND RESPECT FOR ALL"

What would you like? Ideas welcome....
« Last Edit: 23/09/2007 13:40:16 by sooyeah »


 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #1 on: 21/09/2007 18:50:41 »
Gone Fishing  ;)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 21/09/2007 20:02:00 »
Ok, so I was watching the news and some feel that Britain needs a motto like the Americans have, their motto, if you don't know it is:- "In God we trust".

So I thought we could get started here:

I am going to go for

"FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND RESPECT FOR ALL"

What would you like? Ideas welcome....

The trouble with all mottos is that they are a great catchphrase (albeit, "Freedom, Justice, and respect for all" is not really that catchy), and everybody can agree on the form of words, but nobody can agree what they mean, so they still kill each other, each side arguing they are fighting for the same thing, and denying that the other side are paying anything but lip service to the motto.
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #3 on: 21/09/2007 21:04:48 »
"RIP OFF BRITAIN"
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #4 on: 21/09/2007 21:06:27 »
"Who's round is it?"

"Bloody weather"

"I see we lost at cricket again"

"ASBOland welcomes you"
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« Reply #5 on: 21/09/2007 21:10:14 »
"Binge Drinking FTW"
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #6 on: 21/09/2007 21:30:02 »
LOL you guys are funny!
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #7 on: 21/09/2007 23:13:55 »
"Closed For Lunch"
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #8 on: 21/09/2007 23:40:19 »
"READY FOR ACTION" Whoops thats the sign around me neck!!! LOL LOL And I don't count as I am not a Britt!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 22/09/2007 00:00:29 »
"READY FOR ACTION" Whoops thats the sign around me neck!!! LOL LOL And I don't count as I am not a Britt!

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #10 on: 22/09/2007 01:02:33 »
LOL! Don't be so shocked.. LOL You should come live in my shoes for a few years I will trade you! LOL
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #11 on: 22/09/2007 07:53:29 »
"Made In Britain"

I remember when we were World leaders in Manufacturing Now I can't remember any British manufacturers. Year after year our wonderful leaders have raped the working class, who only wanted to earn enough money for a pint of beer or three and a smoke down the local boozer.

The final act of idiocy which will undoubtedly undermine the very last foundations of our working class was to ban smoking. Yes thatís correct ban smoking! Now at night we see the last few remnants of our fantastic social lives reduced to standing in the cold wet air sucking on a wet tab which predictably has closed down thousands of public houses across the country ruining many favoured communication links in this blatant divide and conker ploy. I would like to meet the stupid moron that implemented this and knock him around the pub car park until my fists bleed.

If people want to smoke let them decide for themselves, donít alienate them for being human!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 22/09/2007 08:56:43 »
Steady on, Andrew - no violence please!  :D

I totally agree with your sentiments on the smoking ban. It's not just pubs that are being hit. I was reading in the paper a couple of weeks back that quite a few bingo halls have had to close due to drastically reduced income since the ban was implemented.

So, how about this for the motto... "NO ANYTHING THAT YOU ENJOY"
 

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« Reply #13 on: 22/09/2007 11:20:45 »
How about: "yeah, no chill sauce and all the salad"

Thats a joke of course I'm actually going for:

"Freedom, respect, and justice for all; after I'm back from fishing, dodged me round, cried about the our latest non-result and the players pay."
 

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« Reply #14 on: 22/09/2007 11:37:57 »
How about: "yeah, no chill sauce and all the salad"

Thats a joke of course I'm actually going for:

"Freedom, respect, and justice for all; after I'm back from fishing, dodged me round, cried about the our latest non-result and the players pay."

 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #15 on: 22/09/2007 12:48:55 »
Come on you lot!  Its obvious.  The motto must be....

PUT THE KETTLE ON!

or

HOW ABOUT A NICE CUP OF TEA?

or one from the inner cities

I AIN'T NEVER DONE NUFFIN' OFFICER!


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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #16 on: 22/09/2007 16:53:45 »
Pete - I think you mean "I AIN'T NEVER DONE NUFFINK, INIT!"
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #17 on: 22/09/2007 22:38:00 »
Having had a closer look at the thread title, perhaps the motto should be "Bad spelling rools, dunnit"
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #19 on: 23/09/2007 10:20:41 »
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

You have to hand it to our French friends, whenever some idiot in office tries it on with the people of France, all hell breaks loose, the whole country unifies itself against the small band of idiots and the problem is quickly resolved, usually ending in the idiots being sacked.

Whatever happened to the British Spirit?

Another moto would be.    "Form an orderly Que" these words could easily wipe out the entire population in the U.K. just have a door opening onto a cliff top into the ocean and start a que
 

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« Reply #20 on: 23/09/2007 10:27:35 »
In Light of the curent state of our Health Service and Taxation maybe our motto could be

"Live Long And Prosper" 
 

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Re: A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #21 on: 23/09/2007 10:32:36 »
Ok, so I was watching the news and some feel that Britain needs a motto like the Americans have, their motto, if you don't know it is:- "In God we trust".


Wasn't that supposed to mean "... all others pay cash or use American Express" ???
 

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« Reply #22 on: 23/09/2007 10:36:58 »
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

You have to hand it to our French friends, whenever some idiot in office tries it on with the people of France, all hell breaks loose, the whole country unifies itself against the small band of idiots and the problem is quickly resolved, usually ending in the idiots being sacked.

Whatever happened to the British Spirit?

Another moto would be.    "Form an orderly Que" these words could easily wipe out the entire population in the U.K. just have a door opening onto a cliff top into the ocean and start a que

 

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A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #23 on: 24/09/2007 22:52:36 »
Damn it's gone pretty quiet on this thread, hope no one formed an orderly que?

Just in case there is anyone left alive out there.  This motto appears to fit
 "Weapons of Mass Distraction" or "They don't have an army so let's blow them to bits"


 
 

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A MOTTO FOR BRITAIN......
« Reply #24 on: 25/09/2007 07:47:10 »
Andrew - do you remember the Kenny Everett US army colonel with the huge shoulders?

"Round 'em up, stick 'em in a field and BOMB THE B****RDS!"  :D
 

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