The United Nations is facing criticism today for releasing a report that warns of catastrophic changes within a generation without considering the implications for users of the phrase “It’s not the end of the world”.
“Many people love using this phrase to trivialize the daily hardships of those around them, and the UN has just taken that pleasure away.”
Other phrases that are on life support include “Things could be worse”, “The best days are yet to come”, and “I know this looks bad right not but as least the planet is not on course to burn up before you reach your thirties”.
On the other hand, lexicologists say those wishing to downplay other people’s struggles can now say “It’s not that big a deal when you consider everything is going to die soon” instead.
“See, there’s always a silver lining.”