Bowie, Prince, Cohen. Brexit. Trump.
2016 has been a shocker for people with great music taste, reasonable political and ethical standards and a moderate level of sanity.
If this is you, you may recognise some of the most popular phrases of the year I’ve just collected.
The phrases in the list have overtaken perennial favourites like ‘Can you smell weed?’, ‘It’s pissing down’ and ‘Oh go on then, just one more and then I really am going home.’
Apologies for the sweariness of the list. But, you know, it’s been a desperately shite year.
You’re taking the fucking piss.
Oh Jesus Christ no.
For fuck’s sake.
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
Oh shit no – not her/him as well.
What a bastard year.
You are fucking joking.
No pissing way.
What is it with 20fucking16?
Oh god they haven’t.
That is fucking insane.
I need a drink/spliff/pill.
We’re properly up shit creek.
Bollocks on a stick.
How the fuck could they?
You stupid bastards.
So what conclusions can we make? I think there are just two.
1. 2016 has been a shit year.
2. People who like good music and decent politics swear a fuck of a lot.