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A Motto For Jersey

We ask you to submit your ideas for a Jersey motto.

Dozens of countries around the world have mottos which rouse pride and epitomise their nationality. France has “Liberty, equality, fraternity”, the U.S. “In God We Trust” and Brazil “Order and Progress”.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has recently tried to inspire the public by asking them to consider a motto which sums up the UK. Traditionally, the motto has been “Dieu et mon droit”, French for “God and My Right”.

The response by the UK public has been varied to say the least. Suggestions ranged from the serious “Four People, One Kingdom”, to the cynical “The Land of Political Correctness” and the downright bizarre “Just don’t pick at it.”

We thought that we’d follow suit and ask you to submit mottos of five or six words which you think best capture the essence of Jersey.

last updated: 14/11/07

Have Your Say

Let us know your mottos.

The BBC reserves the right to edit comments submitted.

Joe P
Jersey, I'd just turn round and go back if I were you!

Benjamin Langlois
Jersey; well and truly shafted

The real Bob
Ripe for milking

Mike
Its a bit backwards, but thats why its so nice....

Phill
1) It should be in Jerriais.2) It should not be religious.3) It should be timeless - Who knows, maybe finance & politics may change?"Jersey - It's marty fine, m'luv"

Bob Stephens
Jersey...Where we have the BEST politicians money can buy!

Flash
British always, English never!

David
Jersey - home of the immigrants!"

alex
if there is to be a motto it MUST be in Jerriais

Darren
Let them eat cake!

bob
jersey- the tax evaders weapon of choice.

bob
'tax is optional for the rich'

bob
'were all corrupt,who cares?'

crackhead
nice an greedy!nice an smug!

bob
mooto= greed is good!

mike
Seagull republic "THATS JERSEY"

Gris Ventre
Jersey - where the rich can afford an accountant but the rest of us have to pay.

DD
This one works for me:JerseyA nice place to come from !

Hugh
Nod nod know wot I mean mate

Jersey Bean-Born and Bred
"JERSEY RUINED" Thats why I left!!! How many others have?

newcomer
Put your watches back thirty years.

Dave
In Jersey " WE PAY ! ! "

Jim
Island Life For Multi Racial People

gaslonde,malcolm
gem in the sea

mmm
Frank and Terry's wallet.

Bean thinking
I'm going crabbing, me, a !

Alison Cullen
"Money Rules"Think this says everything, We have no money, therefore we get no say

Pone
There's a boat in the morning...

Wolfgang Karl
I think one would have to emphasize Jersey`s historical and religious roots and should not forget its spectacular sights.My suggestions:"Her Majesty's Island Gem""God's Own Island Gem"

Helen
There's always a boat in the morning!

Mark Tiwo
"Her Majesty's Island Gem""God's own Island Gem"

carol
we want your money

J
Jersey, there's always hell

J
Jersey, come in for a drink, what else are you going to do?

J
Jersey, our flag looks like Englands

J
Jersey, home of the Jersey cow and Jennifer Bridge

J
Jersey, would you like a biscuit with that?

J
Jersey, I used to live there

J
Jersey, no French please

J
Jersey, lead paint tastes nice

J
Jersey, if you like ministers, you'll love ours

J
Jersey, So great we thought up this motto

J
Jersey, We're better than you

J
Jersey, where it's still OK to laugh at tramps

J
Jersey, where fun comes to die

J
We wear pants over here

Boobs
We can smell the French from here

hoff
why don't we pay some bloke from england 1/4 mill to write one for us! worked for the logo and that's great.....

Jerzy Bagno
Invest in the Island make loads of money pay no taxes

Adam heyes
''JERSEY Not New Jersey!''

christelle
i meant inbetween france and england..?!

Ross
"Jersey - Land of External Design Contracts"

Hedley
Jersey, mon vie!

Miguel Martinez (A Coruña Spain)
"Primus Inter Pares"Former Latin means Literary:"being the best among Your equals",In My opinion Reflects,not only the personality from Jersey´s peopple,but the particular situation of the islands ,geographically ,cullturally,an hystoricalyy talkin' So In a foreing's opinion the Motto Should be:"PRIMUS INTER PARES"

Mike
'inbetween france and jersey and yes.we do have schools!'So you live in the sea then? Apparently you're not on France or Jersey!

reggio
motto for Jersey : "Isle of the brown envelope" nuff said

Christelle
inbetween france and jersey and yes.we do have schools!

Chris Sorensen
"God bless us, every one."

Me!
Will the last one out please switch off the lights!

Crapaud
We've always done it that way!

Flash
Close to France but proudly British!

J
Frank says "F*** the people!"

Carl
The unspoilt bits are still nice.

Michael
In Finance we Trust

Grumpy Craupaud
Land of the Gullible

Graham
Jersey - the only dictatorship in Europe

Ty
Jersey- Is better than Guernsey.

Iain
Jersey "not as good as it used to be"

Not Darren
Home of the Flying Banana ( Not fair trade!)

Chimpface
It's not england, thank God

ben
dispso fatso asbo politico correcto

rosie travers
polititions vote for[lets get rich on the back of the jersey people]

Geraint Jennings
"Longue est la geste" (long is the history) - a quote from Wace

J
Better than a kick to the testicles

Anon
"A Land Flowing with Milk and Money"

jerseylive fan
Jersey, Where the politicians are clueless !

PC do nothing
Jersey - The land of Apathy

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