WAY OUT

Possible names for EU exits for all members of the EU

Fears that Greece would leave the euro zone gave us the term “Grexit,” that is, “Greek exit.” Britain votes today (June 23) on whether or not to leave the EU, a.k.a. “Brexit.” There are murmurs about an eventual “Frexit.”

The way things are going, every EU country may need its own term at some point, but the “-exit” structure doesn’t always work (just try saying “Italexit“).

Here is our non-comprehensive list of possible names for the potential exits of every country in the union. Just in case.

Austria

Belgium

  • Beljump
  • Bailgium

Bulgaria

  • Nullgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

  • Byeprus
  • Nicoseeya

Czech Republic

  • Czech-out
  • Czech-off

Denmark

  • Dumpmark
  • Donemark
  • Copenhatin’

Estonia

Finland

  • Fin-land
  • Helsinkhole

France

  • Frexit
  • Fraurevoir
  • Adieu
  • Oui out

Germany

  • Berlout
  • Deutschleave
  • Angeleave Merkel

Greece

  • Grexit

Hungary

  • Full

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

  • Leavia
  • Lat-me-out

Lithuania

  • Lithawaynia

Luxembourg

  • Luxdisembark
  • Luxgetouttahere

Malta

Netherlands

  • Neverlands
  • Ditch

Poland

Portugal

Romania

  • Roamania
  • Bucharrest

Slovakia

  • Forsakia
  • Slovacate

Slovenia

  • Govenia
  • Sleavenia

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

  • Brexit

Note: Wherever applicable we have linked to tweets originating these names. A few others were submitted by readers via email.

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