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Started by toffle on Feb 13, 2015 5:50:12 AM
"Let Hungnam and Namhung produce Juche fertilizer in a larger amount!"

North Korea has got 310 catchy new slogans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31446387

Meanwhile, here in the degenerate West, we hardly have any slogans at all, and certainly none that are poetic and memorable as the North Korean ones. How do we feel about this?

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invicta - 13 Feb 2015 08:29:56 (#1 of 147)

Epic translations. The one that begins "Make fruits cascade..." is almost Shakesperean. They should get Mark Rylance or Patrick Stewart to intone them from the stage of the Globe...

milhouse - 13 Feb 2015 08:51:59 (#2 of 147)

"Meanwhile, here in the degenerate West, we hardly have any slogans at all"

What do you mean?

Mustn't Grumble

Turned out nice again

She's no better than she ought to be

etc, etc.

flowbagging - 13 Feb 2015 08:53:10 (#3 of 147)

Watch out, milhouse is bored!

milhouse - 13 Feb 2015 08:59:50 (#4 of 147)

It's OK: I'm off out to the shops in a minute.

toffle - 13 Feb 2015 14:09:12 (#5 of 147)

Do I not recall correctly that you are something of a professional sloganeer yourself, milhouse? And yet the examples you give are positively insipid compared to the Korean ones; I feel we can do better.

milhouse - 13 Feb 2015 14:09:56 (#6 of 147)

If there's an invoice in it, I'll write anything for anyone.

browserbutton - 13 Feb 2015 14:13:58 (#7 of 147)

I'm not entirely convinced by the scansion here:

"Let us model the entire army on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism!"

toffle - 13 Feb 2015 14:24:40 (#8 of 147)

Haiku, innit?

Verdigris - 13 Feb 2015 14:39:05 (#9 of 147)

You ku if you want to, hai ain't kuing for hanyone.

frantastic - 13 Feb 2015 14:43:25 (#10 of 147)

Drinkapintamilkaday!

milhouse - 13 Feb 2015 14:46:38 (#11 of 147)

'A mars a day helps you work, rest and play' is the best slogan ever, imo

browserbutton - 13 Feb 2015 14:49:59 (#12 of 147)

♫ "You'll wonder where the yellow went

When you brush your teeth with ex-cre-ment!"

Now available in water buffalo flavour too!

frantastic - 13 Feb 2015 14:51:04 (#13 of 147)

'A mars a day helps you work, rest and play' is the best slogan ever - until that pesky Trades Description Act came in.

Verdigris - 13 Feb 2015 14:56:11 (#14 of 147)

A Mars a day helps you produce a nation of waddling behemoths.

1OffManMental - 13 Feb 2015 14:58:53 (#15 of 147)

makes your teeth rot away

Verdigris - 13 Feb 2015 15:01:19 (#16 of 147)

makes you a Marianne Faithful wannabe

1OffManMental - 13 Feb 2015 15:02:14 (#17 of 147)

anyway we have 17billionty variations on "keep calm and print shit on mugs".

We're not short on slogans.

browserbutton - 13 Feb 2015 15:02:31 (#18 of 147)

"Remember, one out of one Comrade Jongs we surveyed enjoy the smooth, satisfying taste of pate de foie and caviar for breakfast, washed down with fine malt whisky... so buy GRASS CLIPPINGS today."

1OffManMental - 13 Feb 2015 15:11:02 (#19 of 147)

I am bored.

1OffManMental - 13 Feb 2015 15:11:53 (#20 of 147)

Booooooooored.

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