Tourism Slogans

The Washington Post has a feature called the Style Invitational, in which readers are encouraged to make humorous or snarky contributions to a weekly topic. This time readers were challenged to come up with tourism slogans for various countries. Some of the better ones:

France: Visit, If You Must. (Sigh.) (Martin Bancroft, Rochester, N.Y.)

China: Come Visit Your Money (Ira Allen, Bethesda)

Denmark: Oh, So Nothing’s Rotten in YOUR Country? (Brendan Beary)

England: We Couldn’t Beat the Patriots Either (Bruce Evans, Arlington)

Germany: Genocide Free Since 1945! (Cy Gardner, Arlington)

India: For More Information Press 1 (Matthew Morris, Rockville, MD)

Iran: We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 999 (Brendan Beary)

Mexico: A Little Less Crowded Every Day (Dan Milam, Paducah, Ky)

Qatar: Wish U Were Here (Barry Koch)

Now it’s YOUR turn. . .

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://www.pagantolutheran.blogspot.com Bruce

    The Vatican: Infallible Since 1870!

  • http://www.pagantolutheran.blogspot.com Bruce

    The Vatican: Infallible Since 1870!

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    Norway: So beautiful as to be almost uninhabitable. (I know, I’m quoting myself. I’m tired this morning.)

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    Norway: So beautiful as to be almost uninhabitable. (I know, I’m quoting myself. I’m tired this morning.)

  • http://4scores.blogspot.com Cap Stewart

    I can’t think of anything original, but those suggestions are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.

  • http://4scores.blogspot.com Cap Stewart

    I can’t think of anything original, but those suggestions are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.

  • steven

    America: Where only the right are wrong.

  • steven

    America: Where only the right are wrong.

  • CRB

    Afghanistan: Come, relax, and hideaway
    China:We’d love to have you come here and tie-one-on!

  • CRB

    Afghanistan: Come, relax, and hideaway
    China:We’d love to have you come here and tie-one-on!

  • Richard Lewer

    Also:
    America: where only the left are right. (According to the media anyway)

  • Richard Lewer

    Also:
    America: where only the left are right. (According to the media anyway)

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    Poland: Yes, we’ve heard that one.

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    Poland: Yes, we’ve heard that one.

  • LeRoy

    Chappaquiddick

    Come drive in our beautiful waters…

  • LeRoy

    Chappaquiddick

    Come drive in our beautiful waters…

  • http://planetaugsburg.wordpress.com Andy Adams

    Some non-PC offerings:

    North Korea: “Bring food”
    Russia: “Please come and visit, just don’t say or do anything that would get you in trouble”
    Iran: “Axis of Evil Member since 2001″
    Gaza: “Hate Jews? This is the place for you!”
    Saudi Arabia: “Visit? You? Don’t be ridiculous. More oil? Now you’re talking!”
    Pakistan: “If you think finding Bin Laden is so easy, why not come and do it yourself?”

  • http://planetaugsburg.wordpress.com Andy Adams

    Some non-PC offerings:

    North Korea: “Bring food”
    Russia: “Please come and visit, just don’t say or do anything that would get you in trouble”
    Iran: “Axis of Evil Member since 2001″
    Gaza: “Hate Jews? This is the place for you!”
    Saudi Arabia: “Visit? You? Don’t be ridiculous. More oil? Now you’re talking!”
    Pakistan: “If you think finding Bin Laden is so easy, why not come and do it yourself?”

  • http://maplemountain.blogspot.com/ samuel
  • http://maplemountain.blogspot.com/ samuel
  • S Bauer

    “Come to Tikrit and Walk on the Sunni Side of Life!”

    Peru: “It’s Llamariffic!”

  • S Bauer

    “Come to Tikrit and Walk on the Sunni Side of Life!”

    Peru: “It’s Llamariffic!”

  • organshoes

    Mexico: We don’t need no stinkin’ papers.

  • organshoes

    Mexico: We don’t need no stinkin’ papers.

  • Richard Lewer

    Canada: Soon to be a tropical paradise. (Thanks Al!)

  • Richard Lewer

    Canada: Soon to be a tropical paradise. (Thanks Al!)

  • Ken

    Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër ?

    See the løveli lakes…

    But watch øut før the møøse…

  • Ken

    Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër ?

    See the løveli lakes…

    But watch øut før the møøse…

  • http://chaz-lehmann.livejournal.com Pr. Lehmann

    Canada: The Best in American culture, British food, and French technology!

    Australia: Funding the Ph.D program of Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis since 2007
    :-)

  • http://chaz-lehmann.livejournal.com Pr. Lehmann

    Canada: The Best in American culture, British food, and French technology!

    Australia: Funding the Ph.D program of Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis since 2007
    :-)

  • Jenna

    The Netherlands: “900,000 Muslim Immigrants Can’t Be Wrong!”

  • Jenna

    The Netherlands: “900,000 Muslim Immigrants Can’t Be Wrong!”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17639370291865261582 Cindy

    Greenland: When you need to get away from it all

    (Yes, I know it’s not actually a country. What does Denmark want it for, anyway?)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17639370291865261582 Cindy

    Greenland: When you need to get away from it all

    (Yes, I know it’s not actually a country. What does Denmark want it for, anyway?)

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    Switzerland: If we were interesting, you wouldn’t trust us with your money.

  • http://www.brandywinebooks.net Lars Walker

    Switzerland: If we were interesting, you wouldn’t trust us with your money.

  • fw

    Paris: Eiffel in love here!

    Brasil: Where life´s a beach.

    Los Angeles: Come to where there is no there there

    “Philadelphia´s here, wish you were beautiful!” WG Fields in a postcard to his wife.

    Houston: where those who yearn to breathe free get to see what they are breathing!

  • fw

    Paris: Eiffel in love here!

    Brasil: Where life´s a beach.

    Los Angeles: Come to where there is no there there

    “Philadelphia´s here, wish you were beautiful!” WG Fields in a postcard to his wife.

    Houston: where those who yearn to breathe free get to see what they are breathing!

  • allen

    Nebraska – “Move along. Nothing to see here.”

    (If you don’t believe it, check out our state quarter.)

  • allen

    Nebraska – “Move along. Nothing to see here.”

    (If you don’t believe it, check out our state quarter.)

  • Thomas Baden

    TEXAS: God Pro-Texas (read it about three or four times and you’ll see the subliminal message – the tone changes from Texas (supposed) “arrogance” to one of true humility when you catch on).

  • Thomas Baden

    TEXAS: God Pro-Texas (read it about three or four times and you’ll see the subliminal message – the tone changes from Texas (supposed) “arrogance” to one of true humility when you catch on).


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