FACEBOOK has reminded a despondent man that three years ago, Brexit was such an unfamilar word and concept he tossed off a quick quip about it.
The social media site told Tom Booker that on this date in 2016 he was amused enough by the word ‘Brexit’ to make a joke he believed funny at the time, though in hindsight it was the beginning of a nightmarish journey into chaotic darkness.
He said: “Three years. Three fucking years. That’s all it’s been.
“We’d never heard of it. I was only vaguely aware that there was a referendum coming up, and I certainly didn’t expect it to have any more impact than that Lib Dem one about how there should be more votes for the Lib Dems.
“I heard this silly new word, which I expected to stick around as long as ‘Yolo’, and made a little joke about it. That’s all. Just an innocent little joke.
“How was I supposed to know? That it would become a word I’d use tens, hundreds of times a day? That it would dominate everything until we begged for mercy?”
He added: “I still think it sounds like a breakfast cereal. But now a poisonous, burning one that you’re forced to eat at gunpoint.”