We've had Brexit...now here are five more amusing 'exits' to ponder
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We've had Brexit...now here are five more amusing 'exits' to ponder

THE NEWEST quarterly update to the Oxford English Dictionary finds space for 1,000 new words.

These include glamping, Scandi crime thriller and bovver - as in Catherine Tate’s “Am I bovvered?”

‘L8r’ is there too, as in later. So too is ‘sleep with the fishes’, which is indelibly associated with the 1972 film The Godfather.

The expression, however, apparently dates back to the 19th century when it was recorded in a threat made by disgruntled German villagers against an English angler accused of depleting the stocks of their trout streams.

Scroll down for our list of new 'exits'


Other new additions include starter marriage, which is a short-lived first marriage - typically when viewed as a form of preparation for a subsequent, more long-lasting one.

While a starchitect is a famous architect - especially one whose designs are considered extravagant, outlandish, or incompatible with their existing surroundings.

Neither Brexit nor Grexit - when it looked like Greece was about to leave the EU - are included having not been around long enough.

But we suspect that very soon they will be as it’s such a handy construct - even if initially many people thought Brexit sounded a bit like a breakfast food.

In fact Brexit and Grexit will probably soon be followed by the likes of...

Rome, Italy - October 22, 2014: Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City with the Pope Francis praying under the canopy and an crowd in square San Pietro on October 22, 2014.

1. Genuflexit - the sign you make leaving the Vatican


Nerd man showing his small biceps over gray background. Funny sport weak male ready for exercising - training

2. Flexit - giving up on exercise when there's no sign of those muscles you long for

Mexican nacho chips topped with sour cream, ground meat, jalapenos, tomatoes, beans and melted cheese on a wooden paddle board

3. Mexit - when you have to leave the room suddenly because of the spicy Mexican meal you’ve eaten earlier in the day

"Hollywood, USA - June 10, 2011: A celebrity impersonator poses for tourists as 'Spock' from 'Star Trek' on Hollywood Blvd on June 10, 2011 in Hollywood, CA."

4. Trexit - when you’ve had enough binge watching of Star Trek

Swear Jar with copy space


5. Fexit - farewell to people who use pseudo-swear words such as ‘feck’, ‘sugar’ or ‘dang’. There is a particularly hot place in 'heck' reserved for you all.