People over the age of 25 are being urged to stop using the phrase “it’s going to get messy” especially on social media.
A spokesperson for the Queens English Society told our reporter “We’ve seen an increase in the usage of this phrase amongst people who are over the age of 25 and it disturbs us. This phrase was originally coined by students who, in fairness can hold parties and events that would feature a great deal of mess, sticky substances and general mayhem. In this instance, the phrase ‘It’s going to get messy” would suggest an event with a certain level of debauchery, it’s a yard stick or social barometer amongst party goers that the party will be memorable and this is perfectly acceptable.”
A survey by one social media provider indicates that ladies over the age of 40 are the worst offenders for using this phrase out of context. They first started using the phrase “it’s going to get messy” after seeing it on their daughters status updates and they thought it would be cool to use it to describe their own office christmas party. The reality however is that the only mess usually found at such a gathering is the odd vol au vent trodden into a carpet.
The QES has issued the following guidelines for those considering using the phrase in future, If you can answer yes to at least 2 points below then you’re good to go and can declare that “It’s going to get messy”
- Bodily fluids are expected to be deposited on most soft furnishings during the event
- Illegal substances are likely to be used by the majority of attendees
- There WILL be nudity
- The event will still be in full swing at 6am
For those events that do not comply with the above and that mainly consist of the consumption of a couple of bottles of Prosecco, 20 L&B and some lewd remarks about the man who works on the fish counter at Tesco, The QES have suggested using the phrase “It’ll be a right laugh” instead.