Brits furious over ‘Platty Jubes-style’ nickname for Queen’s state funeral

A nickname that has been adopted for the Queen's state funeral on Monday (September 19) has been met with furious backlash online.

Next week's service is set to be a gargantuan event as people all over the world pause to pay their respects to the UK's longest-serving monarch.

In between now and then, thousands will queue up around London to see Her Majesty lying in wait at Westminster Hall.

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The last royal event of such size was the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, when the Queen marked 70 years on the throne.

In the days leading up to the events, which saw thousands flock to the capital, the term Platty Jubes was adopted.

Now, a similar nickname has been coined for Monday's event – and people aren't too happy.

The term seems to have been popularised by a post on Reddit page r/casualUK. It read: "So, we all had a great Platty Jubes back in June – but what are your plans for Statey Funes?"

Although no one seemed to take issue with Statey Funes in the replies on Reddit, it wasn't long before it had spread to Twitter.

One person wrote: "No way have I just heard someone called the Queen's funeral the 'statey funes' – this really is a living nightmare."

A second wrote: "Just heard the phrase 'statey funes' and now I want the country to sink beneath the waves."

While a third said: "Just seen the Queen's funeral referred to as the 'Statey Funes' – I just can't anymore. The 'platty jubes' was bad enough."

Some Twitter users actually predicted that Statey Funes was going to become a thing before the Reddit post was even made.

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One said: "Swear to god if anyone starts referring to it as the Statey Funes like they did with Platty Jubes I’m gonna f**king lose it."

However, not everyone seemed to hate the term.

"In other news, just seen the funeral referred to as the ‘statey funes’ on Reddit and feel this needs a much larger audience," one Tweet read.

Another said: "Seen the state funeral being called statey funes and I'm here for it."


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