When the world is descending into chaos, the first thing we do, for better or worse, is make memes about it. Since the UK’s infamous vote to leave the EU in 2016, Brexit has given us a wealth of material. It also inspired talks of France’s Frexit, and a Dexit by Germany (Deutschland), the latter of which has fallen into such obscurity that its political meaning is now completely eclipsed in search engines by the downsizing of the Pokedex in new Pokemon games.

Could these campaigns have flourished with catchier names? Probably not, for reasons that are becoming clearer and clearer. But just in case, the internet’s punsters are parodying Brexit with suggestions for names that the rest of Europe can use if they decide they’ve had enough.

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Sweden

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

that's one of best ones

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Finland

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Rissie
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2 months ago

Too easy ;)

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

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Lenka Smetanová
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2 months ago

More like Czech out

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Those who feared that Brexit would lead to a number of copycat campaigns that would bring the EU crashing down actually got a surprise. It turns out that since the referendum passed, the three-and-a-half-year-long Brexit has been such a headache that even Europe’s most reactionary parties have begrudgingly gone quiet about leaving the EU, afraid of bringing similar humiliation to their countries.

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France

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Henk Loorbach
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2 months ago

perfect!!

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Denmark

Denmark

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Andrew Yarke
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2 months ago

Another good one is Copenhatin

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Spain

Spain

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TheCakeIsAPie
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2 months ago

Spalida or Madriddance are also really good

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As far as the general public, surveys of citizens of 10 of the largest EU member states showed that favorable views of the EU abruptly increased the year after the Brexit referendum. These results suggest that people who were on the fence saw the UK’s revolving door of politicians struggling to disentangle the country from all the agreements that they had taken for granted and thought, “Hmmm... the EU is alright, actually.”

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Malta

Malta

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Hans
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2 months ago

, Baby.

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Netherlands

Netherlands

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Woets
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2 months ago

Actually we use NEXIT here

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Italy

Italy

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Rissie
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2 months ago

Quitaly all the way!

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Hopefully, we won’t be seeing any of these campaigns in world news any time soon, but here are some punny names that might ensue if the EU’s remaining 27 members (Norway, not an EU member to this day, has always said Noway) went solo… in English-language news, that is. If you have any good puns in your language, you are encouraged to share them in the comments.

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Ireland

Ireland

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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2 months ago (edited)

I accidentally laughed aloud in class. 😂

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Hungary

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Árpád Csuvár
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2 months ago

the Hungover seems better

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Austria

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chi-wei shen
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2 months ago (edited)

In Austria the term Öxit as the name of a hypothetical exit from the EU has been used so often it already has its own Wikipedia page (German only). Even though Wikipedia claims otherwise this word is well understood by Austrians.

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Latvia

Latvia

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visvalin Vamadevan
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2 months ago

Latvia has left the chat

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Estonia

Estonia

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Nunya
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2 months ago

Or Exitonia

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Portugal

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Marta Loureiro
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2 months ago

Departugal

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Lithuania

Lithuania

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Antanas Simkus
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2 months ago

Leavethuania

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Poland

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
2 months ago

Nolend?

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Slovakia

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Carol Emory
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2 months ago

Slov-long

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Belgium

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Freya the Wanderer
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2 months ago

What happens if, as many predict, Belgium splits into Flanders and Wallonia? We might have Flan-desert and/or Farewell-onia.

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Greece

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Chris
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2 months ago

You know this was before brexit? Only the Greek weren't so easily led by right-wing lunatics and press.

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Poland

Poland

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Dirtier Harrier
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2 months ago

Why not PolEnd ?

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Germany

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sneakcollector
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2 months ago

DExit is normally the saying here...

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Croatia

Croatia

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MacDudu
Community Member
2 months ago

Go-waytia

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Cyprus

Cyprus

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MacDudu
Community Member
2 months ago

Bye-prus

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Romania

Romania

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 months ago

Removania

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Slovenia

Slovenia

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 months ago

Slo-seein'-ya

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