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  • Three months later, Peter Wilding coined ‘Brexit’, describing it as ‘another sad word’, in a think-tank article.

    How Brexit changed the English language Christine Ro 2023

  • On 15 May 2012, he published an article on a European blog platform, in which he argued that if Britain’s leaders did not set out a positive vision for membership, “then the portmanteau for Greek euro exit might be followed by another sad word, Brexit.”

    From woke to gammon: buzzwords by the people who coined them Steven Poole 2020


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  • British exit from the EU.

    The Guardian, October 2014:

    “Brexit” is shorthand for British exit from the European Union – a possibility that is looking more realistic by the day. Ukip, after all, are in the midst of a seemingly endless political summer, while senior Conservative politicians such as Boris Johnson talk optimistically about life outside the clutches of Brussels. Should they win next year’s election, the Tories are pledged to follow a renegotiation of Britain’s membership with an in/out referendum that will supposedly materialise by the end of 2017. Meanwhile, a debate rages between two sides that do not just seem to be from opposed political traditions, but different planets.

    March 4, 2015

  • "What about second Brexit?"

    Spotted in my FB feed which is trying to kill me with laughter.

    June 27, 2016

  • What's next? Departugal? Italeave? Finish? Norwayout?

    June 28, 2016

  • In Canada, people have been coining Gonetario and Quexit

    June 28, 2016

  • As an Englishman, here's my twopenn'orth:

    Brexit, one of the most exciting words in the English language!

    After 47 years of being involved with an ever-increasingly centralised and non-democratic Europe, with total political union as its goal (for which no-one in the United Kingdom actually voted), we are now free.

    Remoaners, of course, vehemently disagree, but Leavers just smile at their ravings. The world, despite the best efforts of Covid-19, has not come to an end - the dire forecasts of economic doom, starvation, etc., were for nought.

    God save the Queen!

    March 14, 2021