Modern Idioms (and where they come from)


Milkshake duck

Something which enjoys very rapid success or popularity, but which then experiences an equally rapid backlash when an initially unknown flaw is discovered.

Based on a cartoon by Australian acrtoonist Ben Ward from 2016, which depicted the internet reacting favourably to a duck drinking a milkshake, only to reveal that the duck was racist, leading to an immediate negative response.