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NJ: Tourist slogan search bars sarcasm
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/05 | Reuters

Posted on 12/21/2005 6:51:37 PM PST by NormsRevenge

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - New Jersey, trying to overcome its reputation for corruption, traffic and toxic waste dumps, has rejected dozens of sardonic and sarcastic entries in a contest for a new tourist slogan.

A list of five possible slogans released on Wednesday leaves out "New Jersey: We can always use another relative on the payroll," and "Come to New Jersey: It's not as bad as it smells."

Voters get to pick the winner in the competition launched after Gov. Richard Codey nixed "New Jersey: We'll Win You Over," created by a consultant who was paid $260,000 (149,000 pounds).

"It makes me think of when I was young and single and asked a girl out," Codey said in a statement. "She turned me down. I said, 'Give me a chance, I'll win you over.'"

Nearly 7,800 entries were submitted to promote a state not widely known for its pristine countryside and sun-soaked beaches.

The five finalists are: "New Jersey: Expect the Unexpected," "New Jersey: Love at First Sight," "New Jersey: Come See for Yourself," "New Jersey: The Real Deal" and "New Jersey: The Best Kept Secret."

Voters in the Garden State have until January 1 to make their selection.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: joisey; newjersey; sarcasm; search; slogan; tourist
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1 posted on 12/21/2005 6:51:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Be kind, Thanks!


2 posted on 12/21/2005 6:51:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: Where the Tunnels and Bridge Exits


4 posted on 12/21/2005 6:54:33 PM PST by NYCVOICE
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To: NormsRevenge
New Jersey: The Two Funniest Words in the English Language. Just try this - - - when stuck for something to say, just say New Jersey. Works (almost) every time.
5 posted on 12/21/2005 6:54:44 PM PST by Freeper (I was culture in the 60's and now with Clinton "running things" I am suddenly Counter-Culture.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Wisconsin - come smell our dairy air!

Oklahoma - the circus has been here twice.

And my favorite Washington state bumper sticker - Don't Californicate my state!

6 posted on 12/21/2005 6:55:30 PM PST by Bernard (Do it fast. Do it cheap. Do it right. Choose two.)
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To: NormsRevenge
New Jersey: Not all the residents are wankers.

J/k. Please don't kill me.

7 posted on 12/21/2005 6:55:34 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Nellie wants a story-book; she thinks dolls are folly)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Joisy: Now with 50% fewer insect parts than the leading brand!

Oh sorry, that's the one I thought up for a brand of cereal.


8 posted on 12/21/2005 6:55:50 PM PST by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
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To: MarineBrat

New Jersey: Why?


9 posted on 12/21/2005 6:57:10 PM PST by NYCVOICE
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To: quakeroats
I found southern New Jersey to be quite pretty.

I found nothern and western NJ to be quite pretty. It's the eastern part around Newark that really stinks.
10 posted on 12/21/2005 6:57:17 PM PST by weef
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To: NormsRevenge
Be kind, Thanks!

Great slogan, really!

11 posted on 12/21/2005 6:57:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: The Toll Booth State


12 posted on 12/21/2005 6:57:29 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: NormsRevenge

Omaha's is "Come to the Big O". Serious. Some wanker got paid for that.


13 posted on 12/21/2005 6:57:39 PM PST by lp boonie (Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ha ha, "expect the unexpected." Reminds me of Enron's "Endless Possibilities."


14 posted on 12/21/2005 6:58:17 PM PST by Caveman Lawyer (Cluckin' defiance)
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To: NormsRevenge

Reminds me of a good one..

Why Doesn't New Jeresy fall off into the Ocean? Because Pennsylvania sucks

/rimshot


15 posted on 12/21/2005 6:59:10 PM PST by SShultz460
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To: Revolting cat!

That was a mild admonition, not a slogan but come to think of it, It'll work. ;-)


16 posted on 12/21/2005 6:59:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: quakeroats

It is indeed and has many very old and Historic Towns.


17 posted on 12/21/2005 6:59:37 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: NormsRevenge
New Jersey: You Don't Leave Unless You Pay

New Jersey: Halfway Between the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Bell

New Jersey: I'd Rather Be Here Than in Delaware

18 posted on 12/21/2005 6:59:44 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Freeper

Even better, say "New Joisey."


19 posted on 12/21/2005 6:59:51 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Alouette
New Jersey : Jimmy Hoffa slept sleeps here.
20 posted on 12/21/2005 7:00:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: Like a Brain Stem Tumor on New York


21 posted on 12/21/2005 7:01:10 PM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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To: mkmensinger

New Jersey:What exit?


22 posted on 12/21/2005 7:01:10 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Bernard

Several years ago I saw one for either Wyoming or Idaho that read, "We don't want our Mountain Men Mounting Men."


23 posted on 12/21/2005 7:01:18 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: NormsRevenge
New Jersey: Better than an old jersey!

We Don't 86 Nobody!


24 posted on 12/21/2005 7:02:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Revolting cat!

New Jersey: Home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets!


25 posted on 12/21/2005 7:03:47 PM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: We've done away with sarcasm and now we have NO personality


26 posted on 12/21/2005 7:04:05 PM PST by No Longer Free State (No event has just one cause, no person has just one motive, no action has just the intended effect)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey - ...'ow you doin'?


27 posted on 12/21/2005 7:04:05 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Undocumented border patrol agent.)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: Fuggeddaboudit.


28 posted on 12/21/2005 7:05:08 PM PST by RichInOC (New Jersey: Home of the Trojan.)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: Home of the Boss and the Bosses!


29 posted on 12/21/2005 7:05:42 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: NormsRevenge

"New Jersey: New York's Toilet"


30 posted on 12/21/2005 7:07:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: NormsRevenge

Noo Joisey: Whatcha lookin' at, mofo?!


31 posted on 12/21/2005 7:08:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: NormsRevenge
New Jersey: Expect the Expectorated
32 posted on 12/21/2005 7:10:05 PM PST by null and void (Peace on Earth. Death to the Terrorists...)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: California Dreaming


33 posted on 12/21/2005 7:11:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey home to Jimmy Hoffa.


34 posted on 12/21/2005 7:11:48 PM PST by Young Werther
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To: Revolting cat!
My personal favorite:

Welcome to New Jersey -- Who Farted?

However, when I was much younger I ran into a Jersey girl in a ski bar in Vermont. She said was on the Governor's staff and said they were looking for tourist development slogans. Inspired, I suggested T-Shirts that read: "Hi! I'm from New Jersey - Squeeze My Tomatoes." I slept alone that night.

35 posted on 12/21/2005 7:13:27 PM PST by blau993 (Labs for love; .357 for Security.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Only been there once....by accident. Philadelphia let me out for free but charged me $3 to come back.
36 posted on 12/21/2005 7:14:16 PM PST by OSHA (Deviled eggs may be better the 2nd day. No one knows for sure.)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: The EPA Superfund State

New Jersey: The pretty side of NYC

New Jersey: Come to hide the bodies; Stay for the canoles


37 posted on 12/21/2005 7:16:44 PM PST by Americanwolfsbrother (Don't hate on someone for using their mind.)
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To: NormsRevenge
New Jersey: Almost Massachusetts.

New Jersey: Why go to New York? Their garbage is on our beaches.

New Jersey: Let's see Nevada grow tomatoes like these.

New Jersey: All this without a Kennedy.

New Jersey: Don't judge us by Camden.

New Jersey: Who farted?


38 posted on 12/21/2005 7:17:28 PM PST by Fintan (See??? Sometimes I do read the articles.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Got lost in the Oranges one time -- thought I was going to die.
39 posted on 12/21/2005 7:17:33 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: NormsRevenge
The five finalists are: "New Jersey: Expect the Unexpected," "New Jersey: Love at First Sight," "New Jersey: Come See for Yourself," "New Jersey: The Real Deal" and "New Jersey: The Best Kept Secret."

I've written a lot of ad copy in my day and I can say that these suck. Bad. They're so vague and meaningless, you could slap these slogans on any state. Just stick with "Garden State" until you come up with something better.

I too used to think Jersey was a cesspool, but after spending a week near Princeton, I fell in love with the place. I'm not about to leave Arizona, but NJ has some beautiful spaces.

40 posted on 12/21/2005 7:20:45 PM PST by inkling
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To: Puppage

Exit 2, and a bit to the east.


41 posted on 12/21/2005 7:21:58 PM PST by mkmensinger
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"Hi! I'm from New Jersey - Squeeze My Tomatoes."

The best one so far!


42 posted on 12/21/2005 7:25:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: You talkin' to ME???


43 posted on 12/21/2005 7:27:54 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey-Somebody's Gotta Live There!


44 posted on 12/21/2005 7:31:26 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge

was in NJ last month - what a sh#t hole!
My back yard is bigger than that whole frickin' state!


45 posted on 12/21/2005 7:43:59 PM PST by MountainDad
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To: Bernard

New Jersey: Stuck on Stupid.


46 posted on 12/21/2005 7:48:54 PM PST by Edit35
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To: NYCVOICE
"New Jersey...What Exit You At?"

"New Jersey...Sorry About The Smell!"

"New Jersey...Corruption is Job # 1!"

47 posted on 12/21/2005 7:49:53 PM PST by Itzlzha ("The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote")
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To: NormsRevenge
New Jersey: We Elect Fudge-Packing Democrats

New Jersey: More Interested In Frolicking Gay Sex Than Homeland Security

48 posted on 12/21/2005 7:52:37 PM PST by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: NormsRevenge

New Jersey: You Have the Right to Remain Silent


49 posted on 12/21/2005 8:04:12 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: NormsRevenge

"New Jersey: You Got A Problem With That?"

Submitted by Mr. T. Soprano of Bergen County


50 posted on 12/21/2005 8:28:51 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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