Thursday, January 4, 2024

Today I Learned: The Houthi Slogan

Via the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point:

“Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse upon the Jews, Victory to Islam.”

Catchy. I wonder if they have a jingle?

In New York City the protestors were chanting: "Yemen, Yemen Make Us Proud, Turn Another Ship Around!" but that has obvious problems with the rhyme and I'm not sure the Houthis would be attracted to the cadence either. Ditto for the traditional "Two, Four, Six, Eight, [something, something rhymes with ate]:

Here's the Houthi flag/banner with the slogan on it, I'll see if we can get a rhyme out of it in Arabic:

The World

I think jingles are going to make a 2024 comeback in the corporate branding biz. and aim to be right there with the good stuff. (if interested see also the Great Band Name Adventure)