2020 sucked. It's been a year of bushfires, floods, a recession, a global pandemic and Kanye West's presidential campaign. But it was also the year we all watched Hamilton, baked sourdough, had dinner parties on Zoom and drank constantly - okay, so maybe that wasn't such a great thing either.
Amid the non-stop trauma, however, it's been a year of togetherness and community spirit - though mostly trauma. But as we limp towards 2021, it's time to look back at it all, and laugh. Because at least we all suffered through this year together. Not literally together - that was generally illegal. But we were side by side in our bubbles, all going through the same thing.
The 2020 Dictionary is an invaluable record of all we learned in the year the world turned to sh*t, helpfully collected in alphabetical order, with jokes where appropriate, as well as in some places where they probably aren't.
What They Said About This Book*
The 2020 Dictionary will just disappear in the spring. Donald Trump
I take full responsibility for blaming the health minister for this book. Daniel Andrews
Stay six feet away from the book at all times. Dr Anthony Fauci
This tome feels rather sesquipedalian. Boris Johnson
This book is not allowed into Queensland unless it's playing footy. Annastacia Palaszczuk
I've asked Angus Taylor to investigate burning this book as an energy source. Scott Morrison
*These quotes are as real as hydroxychloroquine is effective against Covid