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Silly slogans and other lame ideas

  1. Mar 10, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Washington's new state slogan designed to attract tourism

    Say WA
    pronounced like "say wah"
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Some genuises recently went through hospitals and concluded that the word "stroke" sounds bad, so instead they suggested that it be called a "brain attack" - no kidding!!! And these people make really good money - pathetic.
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2006 #2

    Evo

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    Say what? You're kidding. Say WA? I wouldn't even know what that means.

    Oh my. No. This is depressing.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2006 #3
    This sounds absurd to me, but I have a bad track record with predicting what sorts of ideas will take off. So, giving it the benefit of a doubt, it could be that someone has determined there are huge numbers of people who, like PF member Pengwuino are insatiably fascinated by stupid people and will flock in droves to examine first hand the residents of any state that has chosen such a slogan for itself.

    I could be wrong. It could be the plan is to attract droves of thoughtful, concerned people who will see this state slogan as a cry for help, and rush there to dispense random therapeutic advice.
     
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  5. Mar 10, 2006 #4

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    Reminds of the time the time that I was under contract and swore not to use or say the word "Wahoo". This product was so brillantly named that is was going flood the market.

    Has anyone ever bought Wahoos?
     
  6. Mar 10, 2006 #5

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    My reputation precedes me
     
  7. Mar 10, 2006 #6

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    It's worse than that. Somebody actually got paid for that pathetic piece of unimagination. :yuck:

    "WA sup" would have been better. :yuck: :rofl: :biggrin: :tongue2:

    I need to get myself deported. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mar 10, 2006 #7

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    :rofl: I'm trying to figure out if the pronunciation is more like, "Say Wahhhh"...as in :cry: or "Say, wuh?" as in :confused:

    I can't believe someone got paid to come up with that, and other people got paid to decide it was a keeper. :bugeye:
     
  9. Mar 10, 2006 #8

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    There was a radiator shop that advertised as "the best place in town to take a leak".

    A local gas station - owned by a Korean Amercian who hadn't quite mastered the language - once advertised: Free Break Checks.

    Tsu and I used to work for Mobile Computerized Tomographic Services - the very first mobile CAT Scan systems - which offered "good head and better body scans".

    edit: yes I can spell advertised
     
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  10. Mar 10, 2006 #9

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    Now those are great slogans! :rofl:
     
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    A certain, but rather bold, way of eliminating the boredom of getting a CT scan, yes.
     
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  12. Mar 11, 2006 #11

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    How about "Open up your wallet and say WA."

    Man! The creative juices are just flowing like mad. I wonder what slogans didn't make the cut?
     
  13. Mar 11, 2006 #12

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    Fred, can you post a larger picture of your avatar? It looks cute.
     
  14. Mar 11, 2006 #13

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    Is that a hamster in the Karate Kid crane/flamingo stance?

    Here's my Washington slogan: Do yourself a favor and stay the hell away from this state.

    Or: Come because you overshot Portland, stay because the highway flooded.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2006 #14
    I saw a picture two polotical election sign's that said "Jhon Staright and Robert Gay".I wonder who's idea was that put those to signs toghter.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2006 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    Funny but I can't find the WA thing online. This was reported on KGW - the local NBC affiliate. I wonder if the reaction was so negative that it was pulled. That's hard to imagine! Also reported was the Oregon slogan: "We love dreamers". Never knew that one.

    Other lame ideas, IMO:
    folding underwear...why?
    two-way roads.
    The G-Whiz
    most forms of cosmetic surgery
    public toilet paper dispensers that limit a user to one sheet per pull
    infotainment
    Interns and residents [doctors] working 100+ hours a week
    Teenage drivers
    In most applications, riding lawn mowers
    a rabbit that leaves colored eggs in the yard
    Coffee at $4.00 a pop - so much for my opinion
     
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