As the year draws to a close, it’s natural for people to look back on the ups and (many, many) downs that came to define 2016.
For a lot of people, the untimely death of “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher was the sugar-free whipped cream atop a truly deplorable year. From unparalleled political upsets in the U.S. and abroad to the tragic loss of talented heroes, including Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, George Michael, etc., “f*ck you, 2016” quickly became a common refrain to those grasping for meaning among the chaos.
So it’s no surprise that Wednesday, the introduction of #2016in4words prompted Twitter users to lay out their final thoughts on this “sh*t show” of a year. And boy, did the internet let 2016 have it:
Wow, we’re really stupid.
— Onision (@Onision) December 28, 2016
— Jake Turx (@JakeTurx) December 28, 2016
“I need a drink”
— T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette) December 28, 2016
#2016In4Words yes, it got worse
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) December 28, 2016
Of course, not everyone thought 2016 was a cataclysmic disaster:
Got this shiny trophy. pic.twitter.com/nG2N7AdDrA
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) December 28, 2016
And, in the spirit of the internet, some people just had jokes:
[h/t Ken Meyer, Mediaite]