Vet your tagline with RhymeZone.com
They might have seen it coming.
Nope, not BP of the Gulf Coast oil spill. But Sarah Palin, Michael Steele and other supporters of increased domestic oil drilling of their slogan “Drill, baby, drill.”
Don’t get me wrong. “Drill, baby, drill” is actually a fabulous slogan.
“Slogans are fabulous when they use few words (two! one used twice) to unite and signify a tribe,” writes Seth Godin, author of Linchpin.
Plus, rhymes and other “fluent” words and phrases engage people. And strong verbs, like “drill,” paint pictures in readers’ minds and convey a can-do, action-oriented mindset.
“Support it or not,” Godin writes, “you have to agree that it was a great slogan. (Until it wasn’t.)”
But did nobody consider how the opposition might use this phrase?
Among the rhymes for “drill,” according to Wylie Communications Inc.’s chief verse officer RhymeZone.com, are:
And, of course, “spill.”
Before you launch your fabulous new slogan, run it by your lawyers — then run it through RhymeZone.