Thursday, May 05, 2011

"Sit Doon and Drink Tay"

American readers might not know of the recession phenomenon here in the UK, where the old wartime poster "Keep Calm and Carry On" has been revived, and reworked for today's generation. Some of the new versions are great. I found this branded enamel teapot, so decided to make an Ulster-Scots version. If somebody made them, I'd buy one. A few years ago I bought an old enamel plate, drilled a wee hole in the middle, stuck a battery-powered clock mechanism inside it, and added the message "In oor hoose we aye hae time for mair tay" around the edge. Maybe "Dry Up an Quat Gurnin" could have its uses too.
> story of the original poster here
> range of giftware here
> modern and humourous interpretations here

Further suggestions welcome!