(Closed) Keep Calm and ….

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

They’re spinoffs of a WW2 poster from England “Keep Calm And Carry On”

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Helper bee

Taken from here: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on

Keep Calm and Carry On” is a well-known public safety poster issued by the British government during World War II. On the web, the poster has inspired a series of image macros centered around the phrasal template “Keep Calm and X.”

In November 2008, T-shirt company Threadlesspublished a spoof design with an upside-down crown and the slogan “Now Panic and Freak Out.” In April 2009, the Keep Calm-o-maticimage generator was created, allowing users to make their own posters as well as hosting a gallery of images made with the site.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Originally the phrase was “Keep Calm and Carry On” and was used in British World War II propaganda posters.  The poster was reprinted in the 00s and its popularity is probably down to nostalgia for old-time Britain.  The alternatives are just a step on from that original poster.

Hope this answers your question!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My sister has a Keep Calm and Carry On tshirt from England and a sign hanging on her door. Lol

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I learn something new everyday on WB.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

…and eat cupcakes! : ) That’s what my computer decal says, LOL.

The original phrase was “keep calm & carry on”, from a British WWI/II poster that was recently re-dug up again.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Love the Hunger Games one!

 

I think my favorite was an ad for a concealed-carry gun we ran in one of the magazines I work on. They had a tagline that just said “Keep Calm and Carry One.”

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