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29 October 2016

From "Brexit" to "hexit": my Hallowe'en gift to the English language

Neologisms are new words, those created where none suitable to a particular situation exists in English. Anyone can do it. This was mine this morning (and why):

Looking at a particularly elegant couple standing near the bus-stop as I walked over the road to get the hallal chicken to put in my cauldron for the sacred feast, it occurred to me that if "Brexit" has now become the word for "going out with a bang", perhaps "hexit" should be the word for "going out with a witch."

This is my small contribution to the celebration of Hallowe'en this year.

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