Keep Calm and Carry On

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Darren van Ek, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Darren van Ek

    Darren van Ek New in Town

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    Does anyone know where this phrase "Keep Calm and Carry On" came from and what it relates to, I can only assume it was from WW2?
     
  2. DAJE

    DAJE One of the Regulars

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  3. Darren van Ek

    Darren van Ek New in Town

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    Thanks for that, how stupid of me not to look there first !!
     
  4. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    A friend of ours has an original one framed in his kitchen.
    He swiped it from his work where it suddenly appeared one day during a round of redundancies. I thought that was hilarious.

    Actually, now it's absolutely everywhere, it's a bit annoying. Hey ho.
     
  5. Adcurium

    Adcurium A-List Customer

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    I've got a buddy who has this stenciled on his kitchen wall. When the kids are being nuts and freaking out, he's been known to slam his hands on the table and scream the phrase at his wife. Frank Costanza- style.
     
  6. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    Yes it is. I notice hipsters love the phrase and variations on it.
     
  7. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    It has become a popular meme over the last couple of years. At the front end of this trend were the Stereophonics, who brought out an album under that name. They're not exactly credible among the hipster set, so it may have been another ironic adoption.
     
  8. Miss Neecerie

    Miss Neecerie I'll Lock Up

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    I have a mug with this on it.....and am considering purchasing a yarn bag that says 'keep calm and carry yarn'...


    Does this mean I am now somehow a hipster?
     
  9. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    lol!!!
     
  10. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    If you do a bit of knitting I'd say it is entirely appropriate. ;)
     
  11. kampkatz

    kampkatz Practically Family

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    A sensible saying that could aply to many contemporary situations.
     
  12. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family

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    I have a framed print of it at the bottom of my stairs so I see it first thing every morning. I also have the mug, a LOT of teachers do...
     
  13. Mr. Godfrey

    Mr. Godfrey Practically Family

    Sound advice but I prefer;

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    Maybe it's just an excuse for me to have another cup?
     
  14. jeep44

    jeep44 One of the Regulars

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