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Friday, October 21, 2005

The Catchiest Census Jingle Ever

From asahi.com (of Tokyo, Japan):

Nosy national census could use a makeover

10/22/2005

With some people burning their census forms and numerous census takers begging to be taken off duty, the government had a tough time conducting a nationwide census this year-a process that occurs every five years.

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A "collection of promotional jingles" came out at the time of the first census in 1920.

One jingle went: "As the census day draws near, try to refrain from travel/Watch out for a fire, don't catch a contagious disease/Any mishap could seriously derail the census-taking."

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