Point of no Breturn

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The portmanteaux just keep on coming — most recently in "Brexit's fallout: Adrift", The Economist 7/2/2016, we get a section heading "Point of no Breturn". See also (updated from the comments):

[link] Are You Brexhausted yet?
[link] Not "Brexit" but "Braccident".
[link] Newspaper headlines: 'BoJo Brexecuted' on Tory 'Day of Treachery'
[link] #brexecution
[link] Is this the beginning of a Canary Wharf Brexodus?
[link] Are You A Brintrovert Or A Brextrovert?
[link] Brexit, Bremain or Brextraneous?
[link] GLUM BLOND Inside story of Tories' Borexit: How BoJo's career was left in tatters a week after he thought he'd be next PM
[link] Bregret? Regrexit? Don't bet on it.
[link] #brexshit
[link] Brexistential crisis

So far, brexhortation, brextrinsic, and a few others seem to be open.

For previous forays into the  lEUxicon, see

"Grexicography", 6/22/2015
"OtherCountries_ExitFromTheEU: better portmanteaux", 6/23/2016
"You Brexit, you bought it", 6/25/2016



17 Comments

  1. Jonathan Leathwood said,

    June 30, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

    Now that Boris Johnson has been unexpectedly supplanted by Michael Gove in the fight to be the Tory leader, the Sun has the best yet: "Brexecuted!" http://www.scoopnest.com/user/SkyNews/748624358420193280

  2. phspaelti said,

    June 30, 2016 @ 7:41 pm

    The one that I overheard was "Bregret"

  3. Ray said,

    June 30, 2016 @ 9:45 pm

    breferendum. duh.

  4. RP said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 2:43 am

    There's a lot of speculation about "Jexit", which refers to Labour MPs' attempt to eject their party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, from his post.

  5. Narmitaj said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 4:11 am

    Slightly more relevant to an earlier thread about pronunciation of "Brexit" – Breksit or Breggsit – that same Economist "Adrift" article linked to above has the phrase "vanishing after the vote when the Brexit hit the fan", so adding Brekshit to the mix.

  6. RP said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 4:40 am

    On social media the term "Brexshitter" has come into use since it became clear just how thoroughly mendacious the Brexit campaign has been.

  7. AK said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 9:21 am

    @Narmitaj, your spelling begs the question: was a Brek shit or was a Brick shit?

  8. D.O. said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    Can we call a relationship between UK and EU Bromance?

  9. Michael said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    There's also at the end of the Economist article, "Breversal."

  10. Catanea said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 10:50 am

    My husband sent me a London Review of Books snippet with "Bullxit" as a headline.

  11. DWalker said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 11:28 am

    I heard a UK politician (whose name I forget) say something that included the phrase "after we Brexited". This was on BBC America satellite radio.

  12. richardelguru said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 12:45 pm

    I'm actually working on a Brexit Bressay myself

  13. DaveM said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 4:35 pm

    Brexing up is hard to do.

  14. Ray said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 4:49 pm

    brexit is like, the new frenemy.

  15. EndlessWaves said,

    July 1, 2016 @ 5:31 pm

    But on what day will we wake up to ready brex?

    And on the day after, everyone will let out a large brexhalation that it's finally over.

    I wonder if any of these words will stick around long term? Given that we've got another few years of hearing them will any build up enough familiarity of more general meanings to be used outside of the original context?

  16. AntC said,

    July 2, 2016 @ 7:32 pm

    The Guardian yesterday had "Brexistential crisis" and
    "Brexit Trumpageddon" — which seems to be a puff from the Canadian Tourist Board to either side of the Atlantic.

    Francois Hollande wants an accelerated process to force Britain out of the EU.
    That'll be through the "Brexpress Channel", then.

  17. Liz said,

    July 7, 2016 @ 4:59 am

    The second link currently points to an article about last year's LibDem conference.

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