Whilst writing a presentation yesterday, I accidentally typed “Bog Society” instead of “Big Society”. My genius friend and fellow blogger Phil C seized on the opportunity and came up with the idea for a meme, based on willful mispellings. His first offer was
WAGsociety: footballers’ wives help out in their local community
Which, I think you’ll agree, is brilliant.
As a result, here are various #Bogsociety ideas we game up with (Phil – PC, or me – RW).
DOGsociety: local kennel club members take young children for walkies at the same time to give their parents a break (PC)
CIGsociety: smokers congregate outside doorways on rainy days in solidarity & ill-health to share stories of “the old days” (RW)
GIGsociety: unemployed and isolated older people given jobs as roadies, sound techs, groupies etc. (PC)
DIGsociety: JCB operatives volunteer their time at a local village hall to help with landscaping for Britain in Bloom entries (RW)
JIGsociety: troupes of morris dancers employed as replacement community support officers, binmen, firemen etc. (PC)
FOGsociety: Meteorologists provide free weather reports to village fayre organisers, in order to guarantee a sunny day (RW)
MIGsociety: ex-USSR fighter pilots meet with old RAFers to recall memories and stave off older age and associated conditions (RW)
Two fellow bloggers also added their ideas, as follows:
POGSociety: people compete to win small round discs to exchange for benefits, healthcare etc (from @mrsblogs)
FIGsociety. Rich and privileged people show off that they couldn’t care less (from @christineburns)
Feel free to join in with your suggestions, either in the comments or using the tag #bogsociety.