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Check Change Go

Discussion in 'Personal' started by S1a3t5u7r9n, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Mr Cummings latest three liner
    What does it mean?
    Stay at home
    Stay Alert
    This is so poor
  2. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Posted at 12 midnight
  3. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    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.
    alex_teccy and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  4. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Whose idea was it to have three word slogans?
  5. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Whose idea was it to have three word slogans
  6. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    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​
    Lara mfl 05 and agathamorse like this.
  7. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Give it up, mate.
    Jamvic, jellycowfish and ilovesooty like this.
  8. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Check Change Go - what does it mean?

    lizziescat likes this.
  9. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Give what up?
  10. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    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.)
  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

  12. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Check your change before you go out to the pub?
    Jamvic, ajrowing, gainly and 2 others like this.
  13. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

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  14. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Testicles, spectacles, wallet and watch.

    Oh. That's 4.
  15. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    "Kiss My Arrse" will be the next one they come up with.

    Unless it's "To The Dogs".
    agathamorse likes this.
  16. ukpaul

    ukpaul Occasional commenter

    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.
    agathamorse likes this.
  17. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Yes. ;)
    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).
    CheeseMongler likes this.
  18. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Second try
    Give what up?
  19. S1a3t5u7r9n

    S1a3t5u7r9n Established commenter

    Third try
    Give up what?
  20. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    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.
    ajrowing likes this.

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