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Discussion in 'Personal' started by S1a3t5u7r9n, Jul 13, 2020.
Mr Cummings latest three liner
What does it mean?
Stay at home
This is so poor
Posted at 12 midnight
You really should try to curb your obsession with Cummings. He doesn't devise any of these slogans.
The two NHS ones ("Stay Home..." and "Stay Alert...") were the work of Lee Cain, Downing Street's director of communications, while "Check Change Go" was created by the marketing agency MullenLowe.
Whose idea was it to have three word slogans?
Whose idea was it to have three word slogans
It's a rhetorical device that goes back to Roman times:
“I came, I saw, I conquered”
and to Shakespeare:
Friends, Romans, Countrymen!
More recent upstarts include
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Government of the people, by the people, for the people
... so much owed by so many to so few
Give it up, mate.
Check Change Go - what does it mean?
Give what up?
Gosh, for no apparent reason this brought to mind my grandad in the parlour saying, as he was about to leave for the pit and as he patted his pockets to
“ Snap, Watch, Docket”
(Lizzie - now back 50 years.)
Check your change before you go out to the pub?
Is that a parody? I assume so but don't want to underestimate their incompetence.
It makes more sense than the information I can find at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-new-campaign-to-prepare-uk-for-end-of-the-transition-period
Testicles, spectacles, wallet and watch.
Oh. That's 4.
"Kiss My Arrse" will be the next one they come up with.
Unless it's "To The Dogs".
I always check my change before I go out of the shop. Just last week, I gave a twenty pound note and they gave me change for a fiver, good job I checked.
Which reminds me, the people in government are idiots and shysters, so you can’t don’t trust them either.
So the message works. ‘Don’t trust us’, catchy three word slogan.
The real meaning is very hard to track down, but it is intended for companies who export to the EU and I think means something like "check what will change before you go ahead" (with exports to the EU).
Give what up?
Give up what?
What does Check, Change, Go actually mean? It is being widely interpreted on social media. “Check what Boris Johnson said during the referendum campaign; change your plans to visit the EU; go back to the 1970s,” sums up the general mood.