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

Sweden

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

that's one of best ones

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Finland

Finland

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Rissie
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1 year ago

Too easy ;)

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

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Lenka Smetanová
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1 year 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

France

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Audrey
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1 year ago

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Bof

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Denmark

Denmark

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Andrew Yarke
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1 year ago

Another good one is Copenhatin

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Spain

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Hans
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1 year ago

Nope!

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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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1 year ago

, Baby.

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Netherlands

Netherlands

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Rissie
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1 year ago (edited)

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Somehow this is appropriate because it's not so much about making a statement as it is about following other's opinions. "I know we said we really like the EU, but now that Germany is leaving, Nethermind". And sadly that it very Dutch.

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Italy

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Rissie
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1 year 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

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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1 year ago (edited)

I accidentally laughed aloud in class. 😂

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Hungary

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

clever

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Austria

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chi-wei shen
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1 year 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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Rissie
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1 year ago

Latvia will let itself out after this pun.

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Estonia

Estonia

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Nunya
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1 year ago

Or Exitonia

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Portugal

Portugal

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Marta Frazão
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1 year ago

Portugone would be better

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Lithuania

Lithuania

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Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

lith away more like lift away

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Poland

Poland

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Hańka
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1 year ago

I have heard "Wypierpol", a little bit vulgar but very funny. "Wypier-" is from "wypierdalaj" which means "get the fuck out of here" and "-pol" is from "Poland".

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Slovakia

Slovakia

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Lenka Smetanová
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1 year ago

Slobyenia

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Belgium

Belgium

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Ina Maes
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1 year ago

thats a boring one. might be better BelgiNone.

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Greece

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Chris
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1 year 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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MacDudu
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1 year ago

Naw-saw

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Germany

Germany

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Marcin uścinowicz
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1 year ago

hahaha

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Croatia

Croatia

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Night Owl
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1 year ago (edited)

It's the last country that joined and isn't even part of Schengen yet; no need to already talk bout leaving

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Cyprus

Cyprus

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MacDudu
Community Member
1 year ago

Bye-prus

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Romania

Romania

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

Removania

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Slovenia

Slovenia

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Dani
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1 year ago

SlOVERnia

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