There's a pithy one-liner, almost a saying or slogan, about how it's easy to complain about or take something for granted when you don't need it, but it's super important when you do
need it. I'm pretty sure that this one-liner originally applied to one specific thing (maybe the police, maybe a labour union, maybe socialized health care), but the sentiment could easily be generalized to a whole set of special purpose institutions. This whole goddamn saying is right on the tip of my tongue. Help me out?
posted by 256
on Aug 18, 2014 -
My university Psychiatry department is getting custom T-shirts, help me come up with a good slogan or logo. [more inside]
posted by arrmatie
on Aug 1, 2014 -
I have a ridiculously amazing, yet time sensitive slogan regarding a current event that I'd like to get out there real quick like. But I have some questions... [more inside]
posted by gman
on Apr 17, 2013 -
Team Beta slogans? Our work team has a beta project...can you give me some cool slogans to keep up our morale? I found a sight with "your slogan here" betta fish bumper stickers--so what should we write? Other fun suggestions to get us through the next month? Thanks all!
posted by calgirl
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Latin motto help - I'd like a phrase translated to Latin so it can be engraved on an item... but I don't know Latin. This is my Google-wrought attempt so far: Metiens metire semper, parum Accuratus munio vocat atra mors
. What does it mean, and how could it be improved to best mean what I want it to mean? The English phrase is inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymisc
on Jun 26, 2011 -
I'm in NYC. I need an Anti-Vampire T-Shirt by Saturday Morning. How can I do this?
posted by The Whelk
on Sep 28, 2010 -
I need a French translation for "World's Best Grandpa" but do not know French. My best candidate is "Le meilleur grand-père sur le monde" which I suspect is too formal, ungrammatical, or hopelessly wrong. I'm also stumbling over the sur/dans distinction and suspect there is likely an idiom which is just better in every way. This is intended to be embroidered on a pillow so brevity and informality are prized in that order.
posted by fydfyd
on Dec 23, 2009 -
Where can I buy a t-shirt that says "Look Upon My Shirt, Ye Mighty, and Despair?" [more inside]
posted by brownbat
on Dec 19, 2008 -
Is there a name for a tagline or slogan made of several independent words that form a descriptive phrase? And do you have any examples of it in use? [more inside]
posted by ElDiabloConQueso
on Dec 1, 2008 -
Posting for a friend: She needs help getting volunteers to help out with various church functions. [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on Aug 13, 2008 -
Help me win $500! I need a tag line/slogan for the 20th anniversary of my employer (a dental lab). [more inside]
posted by kindachris
on Jun 13, 2008 -
Can you help me come up with a jokey slogan for a notional used car dealership? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on Oct 24, 2006 -
Revolutionary War Slogans? I' know "No Taxation without Representation", but what other authentic revolutionary war slogans were out there? I've tried Wikipeda, and google-fu, and have seen quotes, but no rallying cries, ala "Remember the Maine" and "54 40 or fight".
posted by Philbo
on Dec 29, 2005 -
My company develops chromatography software. It has recently developed several ways of automating certain processes that will help the user save time and automate things. I'm trying to think of a collective name for them. "Timekeeper Technology" is one I've just thought of. Can you think of any others?
posted by wibbler
on Dec 1, 2005 -
I need to research the copyright holders and original authors of a famous slogan... [more inside]
posted by rschram
on Sep 13, 2005 -
I'm looking for a picture on a badge with the phrase "Only rotters hunt otters"
Do you have it?
posted by holloway
on Aug 24, 2004 -