Listen Now: Bye Bye “Brexit”: Britain Considers Banning The Phrase
The term “Brexit” is going from a play on words to a forbidden phrase.
After multiple elections, a couple of prime ministers and a lot of discussion it looks like Britain will officially leave the European Union on January thirty first. Current prime minister Boris Johnson says he has the votes, there is a plan in place and the move is finally happening.
But now that the idea of brexit is ramping up people in britain say they don’t want to hear it; in fact, some members of parliament are talking about banning the name altogether. One official said once February hits people will no longer hear the dreaded term cross his lips. Even Johnson, who fought hard for the brexit victory avoided the term during his Christmas message.
The Sunday Times reported the taskforce negotiating the terms with the european union is now referring to the process as “taskforce europe.” This is quite a turn from 2016 when brexit was named by dictionary publisher collins as use of the phrase surged by lawmakers, the media and voters.
Now it’s just another bad word.
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