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Slogans

I enjoy looking out for interesting slogans in Embu.

A school bus had the slogan “Grade Grabber” printed onto the rear mudflaps.

One of the boda-boda drivers had “Invisible” written on his windshield, hardly good for custom. Another had “Sir Stain” and “Loverboy” written on his.

But my favourite was a small plaque fixed onto the handlebars saying, “Why worry? Telephone God in prayer.” I asked the driver what was the number to call. He said, “JESUS 1000”.

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On a matatu: “Thug Angel”

On a car rear window: “Glory be to God” and underneath, “Thanks God”.

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On a hearse “Bye Bye Funeral Services”

How about a slogan on the side of a van, promoting white processed bread?

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Occasionally it is difficult to work out exactly what a slogan means.

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Or a roadside sign shop?

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Weddings and bath mending?

Finally, what men want:

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Shop Signs

Every good shop needs a great sign. How about these? I have arranged them in a logical order.

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Of course, you can have signs on a matatu door, such as this. Lots of religious messages on bush taxis.

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Or some interesting signs advertising hair salons, especially hair dying and blowouts.

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Wall art is a popular way to advertise or get public health messages across. I like the second image where the lady is asking her boyfriend about his HIV status and his thought bubble says: “*?!!” She’s in an off the shoulder evening gown and he’s wearing a leather jacket and incredibly wide jeans (wider than my loon pants from 1971).

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Pork Choma is barbecued pork. Why a chimpanzee would be advertising this is a mystery. I hope I’m not eating bush meat here.

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