[Ads-l] RES: Woty favourite?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 28 18:03:51 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 1:49 PM, Laurence Horn  wrote:

> > On Jun 28, 2016, at 12:25 PM, Michael Quinion 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: http://wwwords.org/jexit.

> 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".

"Corbout" has been a popular joke on Twitter (likewise, "Cameroff").


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