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Let's get going!

(46 Posts)
Greta Thu 16-Jul-20 11:03:45

”LET'S GET GOING!” Now is the time to ”CHECK, CHANGE, GO!”

Two more 3 word slogans to cheer us up and energize us. I despair of this government. Have they now created a department of slogans whose job it is to come up with one ridiculous soundbite after another?

What will you be checking, what will you change and where will you go?

varian Thu 16-Jul-20 11:16:12

Noticed their latest tv ad. It was jibberish. If this is being put out by some government information department, why are we not given any information?

grumppa Thu 16-Jul-20 11:56:48

Check your temperature, change your mask, go to hell?

Lucca Thu 16-Jul-20 11:58:33

“Tell some lies”
“ take delayed action”

Chewbacca Thu 16-Jul-20 11:59:37

"Meh, who cares?"

Urmstongran Thu 16-Jul-20 12:11:35

I think I read these powerful 3-word mantras we’re dreamed up by a couple of Australian advertising types who had raised their own profile by promoting the snappy soundbites!

Callistemon Thu 16-Jul-20 13:02:26

Check, Change, Go

Is it me? I have no clue what this means, apart from the fact that we should always check our change before we go.

growstuff Thu 16-Jul-20 13:03:49

Check the timetable, change trains if necessary and go to your destination?

Wheniwasyourage Thu 16-Jul-20 13:05:00

No, it's not just you, Callistemon. I read it and thought "What on earth...?" and haven't worked it out yet. You may well be right about checking our change - it makes as much sense as anything else.

Callistemon Thu 16-Jul-20 13:05:18

'Let's Get Going' sounds like a sixties pop song.

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Callistemon Thu 16-Jul-20 13:06:47

You may well be right about checking our change
Twice over the years someone tried to diddle me - one was by 100 francs in a French grocery store. She didn't realise I could count.

Luckygirl Thu 16-Jul-20 13:21:09

Check your fly zip; change your undies; go forth with confidence!

Luckygirl Thu 16-Jul-20 13:22:21

This has all become beyond ridiculous - these slogans have become a substitute for proper planning and action to keep us all safe. Does the government really think we are fooled by all this?

Whitewavemark2 Thu 16-Jul-20 13:27:12


Check your fly zip; change your undies; go forth with confidence!


varian Thu 16-Jul-20 13:50:37

Check the facts
Change the government or we all
Go to hell in a handcart

growstuff Thu 16-Jul-20 13:51:13

It was dreamt up by this lot ...

growstuff Thu 16-Jul-20 13:54:22


'Let's Get Going' sounds like a sixties pop song.

Yeah, yeah, yeah

This one?

Callistemon Thu 16-Jul-20 14:11:57

smile no, not that one although I did love Cliff when I was about 14!

I've remember now, it was 'Let's Get Together, yeah, yeah, yeah' sung by Hayley Mills of all people!
Nothing to do with going anywhere, but yeah, yeah, yeah, we can get together now - in a bubble.

Oopsminty Thu 16-Jul-20 14:22:25


'Let's Get Going' sounds like a sixties pop song.

Yeah, yeah, yeah

I thought of a song as well.

Let's Get it Started

Just looked at the amount of views this song has had ... 169 million!!

So of course that made me look who has the most views

Despacito. Which I love. But this isn't the Justin Bieber one. This is all in Spanish and by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee

6.6 billion views.

It has three and a half million comments! I'm blown away by this. Damned good song. Incredible.

Sorry, I have totally wandered away from this thread's point

growstuff Thu 16-Jul-20 14:32:22

Aha! Here's a clue ...

Silly me! I thought it was something to do with wearing face masks. Doh!

growstuff Thu 16-Jul-20 14:35:17

And this appears to be the official version ...

I can imagine there will be millions of people in businesses all over the country all jumping for joy shouting "Let's get going! Check, change, go!" hmm

Callistemon Thu 16-Jul-20 14:37:49

But, oopsminty 'Let's get it Started' would be another great slogan!

Suggest it to Boris. wink

Callistemon Thu 16-Jul-20 14:39:02

'Life on Mars' seems an attractive alternative at the moment.

Ramblingrose22 Thu 16-Jul-20 14:41:45

Check what day it is

Change the 3-word mantra to an even more meaningless one

Go for another extended holiday in the middle of a public health crisis

This is because completing the first two tasks have been such hard work that you need to get away from it all.

And this is encapsulated by "Let's Get Going", which means let's go on holiday.

Oopsminty Thu 16-Jul-20 14:46:13

I agree, Callistemon!

I think 5 words are better than 3.

He's done 3 words once too often in my opinion