[Ads-l] RES: Woty favourite?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 28 17:49:17 UTC 2016

> On Jun 28, 2016, at 12:25 PM, Michael Quinion <michael.quinion at worldwidewords.org> wrote:
> On 28/06/2016 01:25, David Daniel wrote:
>> Rumour has it that Brexit will be followed by Grexit, Departugal, Italeave,
>> Fruckoff, Czechout, Oustria, Finish, Slovlong, Latervia, Byegium but
>> Remainia will stay. (From a friend's Facebook post)
>> DAD
> Such collateral creativity knows no bounds. Yesterday morning I came across Jexit, referring to the possible (or probable) resignation of Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party in Britain. I see now that the Daily Mail recorded it on 26 June: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__wwwords.org_jexit&d=CwICaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=USAhBB0JmmvW-ARRve5S5UhQRsR3jPK8WA_5d4BsKo4&s=lCAuKEZHRJR5GF5nSc6VkqZ4AlPvxovSH7CmUQMyPLs&e=  .
An alternative on this side of the pond (where "been" is a homophone of "bin") would be "Cor-BYN" (or alternately "Cor-been"), as in "has-been" or "has-bian" (cf. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hasbian).  But the pun wouldn't work for his (former?) Labour acolytes, for whom he'd have to be "Cor-BEAN".   


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