Brits left 'feeling queasy' as cheeky nickname for General Election goes viral

Rishi Sunak calls for a general election in the rain
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared a General Election for July 4 in an announcement outside No10 Downing Street on the evening of May 22.

Addressing the nation, the PM braved the rain to tell the public: "Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future."

As expected, his announcement sparked immediate online chatter, with Brits sharing their thoughts and, naturally, a slew of humorous memes.

However, amidst the jests and tirades, a novel term for the general election was coined . While some are embracing it, others have confessed it's left them 'feeling queasy'.

So, what's this new term? Following the Cozzie Livs and the Platty Jubes, we now have.... the Genny Lex.

The term quickly gained traction on X (formerly Twitter), prompting a flurry of reactions. And most of them weren't exactly positive. One individual posted: "Seen someone refer to the General Election as 'genny lex', I actually hate this country."

Another chimed in: "I've just seen the #generalelection called genny lex, and now I need a lie down!". A third added: "Just someone call the general election the genny lex. Please stop."

A fourth concurred: "Stop trying to make genny lex happen! It's not going to happen." Someone else said: "Just heard the term Genny Lex for the first time, which simultaneously made me feel sick and also tbh quite impressed me."

While another X used joked: "Genny Lex sounds like a someone who came 6th on Love Island, didn't get any brand deals and now sells crystals on TikTok live."

Despite the backlash, some Brits were all for it, as one wrote: "It has come to my attention not everyone is aware of the term 'Genny lex'. This is completely unacceptable and must be rectified immediately." While another added: "Genny Lex. I really like that." And a third chimed in with: "Happy Genny Lex season."