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Slogan or motto: What's the diff?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Football_Bat, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Local HS FB team has a slogan. Or is it a motto? I won't give it away lest I out myself, but it is a simple verb, article, noun.

    What makes a slogan and what makes a motto?
  2. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    A slogan is more like a cheer.
    A motto is a philosophy to live by.
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Good question. I don't know if there is really a difference other than a slogan sounds (to me) more like a motto for a company or corporation.
  4. Babs

    Babs Member

    I think a slogan is usually an advertisement, but a motto is a philosophy, as stated above. The actual words could be similar, but the purpose is different.
  5. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Slogan is spelled S-L-O-G-A-N, while motto is spelled M-O-T-T-O.
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I think the teams motto would be the same year-to-year. The slogan would be whatever they have on their team t-shirts this season.
  7. Stupid

    Stupid Member

    what about credo? where does credo fit it?
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Good point, Stupid. (If I had a nickel...)

    My personal favorites: aphorism or. epigram
    Then the cringe word(s): battle cry. just shoot me.
  9. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    Han Solo smoked him at the cantina bar.
  10. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

  11. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    How are those different than a mantra?
  12. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    mot?to? [mot-oh]
    –noun, plural -toes, -tos.
    a maxim adopted as an expression of the guiding principle of a person, organization, city, etc.
    a sentence, phrase, or word expressing the spirit or purpose of a person, organization, city, etc., and often inscribed on a badge, banner, etc.

    slo?gan? [sloh-guhn]
    a distinctive cry, phrase, or motto of any party, group, manufacturer, or person; catchword or catch phrase.
    a war cry or gathering cry, as formerly used among the Scottish clans.

    cre?do? [kree-doh, krey-]
    –noun, plural -dos.
    (often initial capital letter) the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed.
    (often initial capital letter) a musical setting of the creed, usually of the Nicene Creed.
    any creed or formula of belief.

    man?tra? [man-truh, mahn-, muhn-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –noun Hinduism.
    a word or formula, as from the Veda, chanted or sung as an incantation or prayer.
    Also, man?tram
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