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Does anyone remember SPLINK? It popped into my head last night in the bath. It was a road safety acronym from 1976 which I could never remember and I doubt anyone else could. It was ludicrous. Jon Pertwee was the star chosen to present it. Not so much Doctor Who but more Doctor What the F? I haven't googled it so I'll have an educated guess:

S Stop.
P Ponder as to what this letter stands for
L Lose interest in P and move on
I Ignore the letter I as its probably not that important
N Nothing comes to mind, sorry.
K Kerb. Where I'm still standing as none of the above has had any success in helping me cross the bleedin' frog.

From memory my version is probably just as effective.

The films are on youtube. Perhaps Derek could show them to his young 'uns and get their opinion.


26 Feb 2018, 18:41
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Thankfully the TV ads had the foresight to use lower case for the acronym. Putting an upper case L next to an I is just asking for trouble. :lol:


26 Feb 2018, 22:56
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I used to work in the Film & TV Division of the COI so I should know it. This is purely from memory so may not be word perfect!

Find a Safe place to cross and stop.
Stand on the Pavement near the kerb.
Look all around for traffic and listen.
If there is traffic coming let it pass.
When there is No traffic near, walk straight across the road.
Keep looking and listening while you cross.

"Now we can all remember the Green Cross Code - and use it. THPLINK!"

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27 Feb 2018, 15:52
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Robbie Moubert wrote:
Find a Safe place to cross and stop.
Stand on the Pavement near the kerb.
Look all around for traffic and listen.
If there is traffic coming let it pass.
When there is No traffic near, walk straight across the road.
Keep looking and listening while you cross.


...Er, shouldn't that be 'FSLIWK'? :?


27 Feb 2018, 17:38
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Lew Stringer wrote:
Thankfully the TV ads had the foresight to use lower case for the acronym. Putting an upper case L next to an I is just asking for trouble. :lol:


Brilliant! :lol: :lol:


...Er, shouldn't that be 'FSLIWK'?

In any way at looking at it, it was a very confusing acronym. It would probably explain why I have no recollection of it even though I was 12ish and a huge Jon Pertwee fan!


27 Feb 2018, 18:22
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THPLINK is no doubt a nod to Pertwee's slight lisp.


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Just looking at Talking Pictures channel and at 13.50 today they have a road safety film from late 40s/early 50s filmed around Salford with some great shots of the city.


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