‘Social distancing’, ‘rule of six’ and ‘the new normal’ are the top phrases adults Brits want resigned to the history books, research has revealed
And 16 per cent of respondents would like to see the back of Boris Johnson’s 5pm briefings.
But while the politicians have been widely criticised, it’s the constant use of new phrases which has offended the public the most.
Joining the outgoing US president in the accommodation provider’s ‘Hotel Room 101’ will be the sayings ‘social distancing’ (59 per cent), ‘rule of six’ (51 per cent), ‘tiers’ (50 per cent) and the classic ‘new normal’ (49 per cent).
The word ‘bubble’, once used to describe something light-hearted and airy, is something nearly half (43 per cent) of adults are desperate to leave behind in 2020, never to be heard again.
Millions are fed up
Hotels.com carried out the research to launch its ‘Hotel Room 101’ competition – asking the public to tweet them the things from 2020 they would put into the room, with 10 winners able to win a Reward night worth £101 each.
Emma Tagg, senior global brand communications manager at Hotels.com Brand, said: “2020 has been nothing like expected and there is no shortage of things we would all like to lock up in Hotel Room 101 and throw away the key.
“We wanted to give Brits the chance to ‘virtually’ leave behind the most annoying bits of 2020 and get rewarded while doing it.
“Let’s celebrate making it to the end of the year and to hopefully never hearing the phrase ‘next slide please’ ever again.”
Looking ahead to 2020
And almost half (47 per cent) of those surveyed by OnePoll for Hotels.com said the thing they are most looking forward to in 2021 is a holiday.
The competition will run in the UK on 15.12.2020 between 10am-6pm on the UK Twitter thread at @hotelsdotcomuk
TOP 10 PHRASES FROM 2020 PEOPLE NO LONGER WANT TO HEAR
For more information visit https://uk.hotels.com/page/hotelroom101
To get away in 2021, Hotels.com is offering bonus stamps for its Rewards programme for bookings made 15 - 22 December, for stays up until 5th July 2021. Eligible bookings will be rewarded with an extra stamp and once 10 stamps are collected, customers can unlock a Reward night on Hotels.com.