The New English Motto: Dipso Fatso Bingo Asbo Tesco?

England’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has officially lost the plot. He wants a 5 word British motto that reflects what’s great about the United Kingdom, in a similar ilk to Frances Motto: “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.”

Anybody that thinks there is the vaguest chance that Britain will be able to agree something that applies to all, clearly has no understand of the diversity of our cultural society now. Allegedly the winning motto is to be chosen by a citizens summit of a thousand representative people, it’s going to be chaos. And just to prove my point, here are some hilarious suggestions as submitted to The Times newspaper (though some contributors clearly can’t count to 5!):

  • Dipso, Fatso, Bingo, Asbo, Tesco.
  • Britain, a terribly nice place
  • Less stuffy than we sound
  • Stubborn to the point of greatness
  • Turned out nice again
  • Britain will always be England
  • Once mighty empire, slightly used
  • Americans who missed the boat
  • At least we’re not France
  • My other car’s a Porsche
  • Yeah, but no, but yeah
  • Let’s discuss it down the pub
  • Britain; Live wrong and prosper!
  • Sorry, is this the queue?

It’s hard to pick my favourite, but the last one definitely touches on being quintessentially English!

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Davie 12 November 2007, 1:35 pm

    “Englands Prime Minister”??

  • Colin McNulty 12 November 2007, 1:37 pm

    And I quote: “Britain will always be England” 😉

  • Davie 12 November 2007, 1:38 pm

    Aye noticed that one as well

  • Colin McNulty 12 November 2007, 1:43 pm

    You Scots want independence anyway don’t you? And to be honest, it’s exactly this sort of thing that makes the concept of a British Motto absurd.

  • Davie 12 November 2007, 1:48 pm

    Heres mine –

    Britain – full of shit!

  • Colin McNulty 12 November 2007, 1:59 pm

    Lol, nice one.

  • Duncan Ricks 13 November 2007, 4:58 pm

    Mine fav has got to be “Yeah, but no, but yeah” maybe not the best one but made me laugh the most the first time I read them though. “Let’s discuss it down the pub” and “Stubborn to the point of greatness ” was defo a close 2nd tho! :0p

  • Colin McNulty 13 November 2007, 5:05 pm

    I was tempted by that too, I know I’ve said it more than once!

  • welshtroll 22 November 2007, 12:49 pm

    The last one is very British, we Queue it’s what we do!

    The “Britain will always be England” one is very true, when lived in france it was a nightmare explaining that I’m welsh they couldn’t seem to understand the concept. Very few of them knew of the place, even tho they have played rugby against us for years!

    My entry:
    This is madness! Baggy Trousers!

    I thought a film/music quotation would be a nice touch.

  • Colin McNulty 22 November 2007, 1:58 pm

    Lol, nice WT.

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