Our newly revamped newsletter Politics & Policy Daily (formerly The Edge) started a new little feature on Monday, “Question of the Week.” In the inaugural entry, Elaine—who runs P&PD—asked:
Last week, Britain voted to break with the European Union—a decision known as “Brexit.” If the United States were to leave the United Nations, as Sarah Palin suggested, what would that exit’s nickname be?
Readers sent scores of submissions throughout the week, and today the Politics team picked a winner: Amerigo, submitted by Bob Kerr. The two runners-up are Conscious UN-coupling from Julian Ha and Saranara from Art Kane. Some honorable mentions:
- Lee C. Fanshaw with my personal favorite: Yankxit
- Barry Popik would text the United Nations: UNmeRnot2B
- Chris Leggett goes social media: UN-friending
- John Wetzel goes with the Italian word for “exit”: Uscita
- Connor Phillips might be a servicemember: USAWOL
- Kenny from California: USAway
- Howard P. Cohen: USAloha!
Aloha indeed, and happy Fourth! When 240 years ago, Americans exited Britain.