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Date: 03/19/13 09:25 AM

18 Responses to The Story Behind `Keep Calm And Carry On`

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 9:26 am
    Link: The Story Behind `Keep Calm And Carry On` - It`s nice to know the origins of this iconic sign.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 9:40 am
    Very interesting!
    Very cool!

    I could never visit that bookshop, I`d spend a week inside it! All my money... gone ;-)

    Thx @Squrlz4! I learned something at IAB today, hooray!
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 9:49 am
    THANK YOU! I genuinely wondered, I see these everywhere and they seemed to pop up out of nowhere. I had no idea which was even the original...but I do have a favorite <3




    ;)
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 9:58 am
    I wonder if I`m the only person who has gotten very tired of seeing the "Keep Calm and ..." variations.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 10:06 am
    Knew it was a war time poster but didn`t know about bookshop bit.
    The shop is super cool!
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 10:19 am
    Or, as a Sardinian buddy of mine pointed out:

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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6961 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 10:59 am
    Great bookshop. It`s only about 20 miles from where I live and I`m there every few weeks (Alnwick is a good place to visit if you are ever in NE England.)
    I bought a copy of the poster back in about 2005 and really liked it, but all these half-witted variations just annoy the hell out of me.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6775 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 11:09 am
    F.ucking HATE that poster, its ubiquity, and the countless vapid parodies, however it is nice to know where it came from. Very cool little vid.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 11:10 am
    I realllly hated the poster, mostly due to it`s popularity and the parodies that`ve come out including the ones listed below, but I must write that I`ve come around after seeing this. The history and meaning behind the statement is a testament to British ideology and for the time period when it was made, this was a very bold choice color and font wise.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    "WELL I HATE THE POSTERS BUTTTTTTT"

    Just say you like the vid :P No one cares that you are above the masses..
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6961 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Really, you guys should come to Northumberland first chanc you get. The weather can be iffy, but other than that you would love it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36682 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I like it. We need more of the "stiff upper lip" mentality. Too many panicky imbeciles running about.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    Oho I love that, yes the whole damn world around you may be crumbling (literally and figuratively) into uncertainty but you are NOT to show it under any circumstances. That just encourages the enemy. British Stiff Upper Lip XD

    And I don`t mind the memefications, let a thousand flowers bloom! (Previously I honestly thought this had something to do with "The Hunger Games" or something).
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    @ LordJim, Can we stay at your house? I have a bitchin` air mattress..
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14625 posts
    March 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    God save the Queen.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    March 20, 2013 at 4:08 am
    drating clicky mouth talker.
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    motownc Male 30-39
    219 posts
    March 20, 2013 at 10:05 am
    I have to agree with the majority on here, I`m bored with the endless parodies but that was a very nice video.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    March 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm
    im so glad thy labelled the north east corner of england. got a bit lost

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