The Soapbox About the Soapbox!

Jan 29, 2014

Kevin on Soapbox


Have you ever been in a meeting and someone starts going off on something? Well we are no different at Security Signs, but we took it one step further. Kevin Keljo was describing the newly fabricated “SOAPBOX’ to when the staff immediately suggested he get on it.

Explanation from Wikipedia: A soapbox is a raised platform on which one stands to make an impromptu speech, often about a political subject. The term originates from the days when speakers would elevate themselves by standing on a wooden crate originally used for shipment of soap or other dry goods from a manufacturer to a retail store.
The term is also used metaphorically to describe a person engaging in often flamboyant impromptu or unofficial public speaking, as in the phrases “He’s on his soapbox”, or “Get off your soapbox.” Hyde Park, London is known for its Sunday soapbox orators, who have assembled at Speakers’ Corner since 1872 to discuss religion, politics and other topics. A modern form of the soapbox is a blog: a website on which a user publishes his/her thoughts to whomever they are read by.