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In 2012, alternatives had been flying around: both the Economist and the Daily Mail referred to a possible “Brixit”, while others suggested UKExit; but Brexit was clearly the most satisfying to pronounce.
From woke to gammon: buzzwords by the people who coined them Steven Poole 2020
Fontaine’s research into the semantics of ‘Brexit’ shows that after a brief flirtation with the ‘Brixit’ spelling, ‘Brexit’ became standard.
How Brexit changed the English language Christine Ro 2023
marcoziti commented on the word brixit
A variant on “Grexit” — the shorthand for Greece’s much predicted if currently forestalled departure from the euro zone.
November 12, 2012