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Words used to describe the government's school re-opening policy of 11 May 2020

Date: 14.05.2020

In our survey about school re-opening, we asked: "What one word you use to describe the government’s plans to partially re-open schools from 1 June?"

Here is a tally of 630-odd words used in the first 24 hours of data collection (not all of which are "one word", nor correctly spelled, though we have done a bit of tidying up there, and some of which are quite rude). Our favourite (though not expecting to play it in our ongoing online Scrabble tournament) is Floccinaucinihilipilificatious (look it up). A small number of extended answers have been removed.

 

10SOnly 1
ARelief 1
AStart 1
AStruggle 1
Absurd 7
Acceptable 4
Admirable 1
Adverse 1
Advisory 1
Alarming 3
Amazing  1
Ambiguous 2
Ambitious 55
An Aspiration 1
Annihilative  1
Anosognosic 1
Anxiety 2
Anxious 2
Appalled  1
Appalling 5
Apprehensive 2
Appropriate 5
Arbitrary 2
Asinine  1
Reasonable 1
Atrocious  2
Attempting 1
Awful 7
Awkward  1
Bad 8
Badly Thought Out 1
Baffling 2
Balanced 1
Ballsy 1
Barbaric 3
Barking 1
Barmy 3
Befuddled 1
Belligerent 1
Beneficial 1
Between A Rock And A Hard Place 1
Bizarre 4
Blessing 1
Blind 1
Bodged 1
Bollocks 4
Bonkers 20
Botched 2
Brash  1
Brave 7
Bravo 1
Brilliant  4
Bullshit 2
Bungled 2
Calametous 1
Callous 2
Cannon-Fodder 3
Can't Come Soon Enough 1
Capitalistmadness  1
Careful 1
Careless 20
Careless  1
Catastrophic 11
Caution 1
Cautionary 1
Cautious 11
Challenging 21
Chaotic 69
Childcare 2
Chimerical 1
Clueless 1
Clumsy 1
Codswallop 1
Complacent 1
Complex 3
Complicated 7
Compromise  1
Concerned 4
Concerning 20
Conditional 1
Conflicted 1
Confused 41
Confusing 8
Conservative 1
Considered 6
Constructive  1
Contemptuous 1
Contradictory 10
Controversial  2
Convoluted 1
Correct 3
Counter-Intuitive  1
Counter-Productive 1
Cowardly 1
Crackers 1
Crap 4
Craven 1
Crazy 71
Cretinous 1
Crime 1
Criminal 3
Cynicism 1
Daft 3
Dangerous 294
Daring 2
Daunting 5
Daycare 1
Deadly 3
Death 1
Deathtrap 1
Debacle 1
Deluded 1
Delusional 4
Depressing 1
Desired 1
Desparate  14
Despicable  1
Detailed 2
Detrimental  1
Diabolical 7
Difficult 23
Disappointing 3
Disastrous 31
Disconcerting 1
Disgraceful 10
Dishonest 1
Disjointed 1
Disorganised 7
Disrespectful 1
Distasteful 1
Distasteful  1
Dodgy 1
Don’t 4
Dreadful  2
Dream 1
Dubious 1
Dumb 2
Dumbfuckerygreed 1
Dysfunctional  1
Early 29
Economic 4
Economical 1
Economically Driven 1
Economically-Motivated 1
Economy Driven 1
Economy Over Lives 1
Economy-Driven 1
Effective 2
Eh 1
Empowering 1
Encouraging 4
Essential 4
Excellent 16
Exciting  1
Execution  1
Expected 2
Expedient 1
Experiment 4
Experimental 12
Experimenting 1
Exploitative 2
Failure  1
Fair 3
Fanciful 2
Fantasy 2
Farce 1
Farcical  17
Fast 1
Feckless 1
Feeble 1
Financially Driven 1
Fine 5
Flawed 7
Flexible 2
Floccinaucinihilipilificatious 1
Fluffy  1
Folly 1
Foolhardy 25
Foolish 39
Frightening 21
Fruitless 1
Frustrating 1
Futile 2
Fuzzy 1
Gamble 5
Gambling  1
Genocide 2
Good 43
Good Intentions 1
Good Luck. 1
Good News 1
Grateful  1
Great 6
Great  3
Guineapigs 3
Gung-Ho 1
Half Baked 1
Halfarsed 2
Half-Baked 3
Hallelujah 1
Haphazard 12
Hare-Brained 1
Haste 2
Hasty 36
Hazardous 4
Hazy 2
Headache 1
Heedless 1
Helpful 2
Herd  1
Herdacious 1
Hesitation  1
Hideous 1
High-Risk 2
Homicidal 1
Hopeful 23
Hopeless  1
Horlicks 2
Horrendous 2
Horrible 2
Horrific 1
Horrifying 2
Horsepoop 1
How?  1
Humorous 1
Hurried 3
Hurrying 1
I Have No Words 1
Idealism 1
Idealistic 2
Idiocy 1
Idiotic 23
Idiots 1
Ignorant 6
Ill- Prepared  1
Iladvised 1
Ill - Judged 1
Ill Advised 6
Ill Conceived 4
Ill Considered 2
Ill-prepared 2
Ill Thought And Will Cost Lives Including Mine 1
Ill Thought Through 1
Ill Thoughtout 9
Illadvised 17
Illconceived 11
Illconcieved 2
Illconsidered 21
Ill-Fated 1
Illinformed 1
Ill-Informed 8
Ill-Judged 3
Illogical 3
Illogical  3
Ill-Planned 1
Imbecilic 2
Immoral 2
Impatient  1
Impetuous 2
Implausible 2
Important 6
Impossible 26
Impractical 35
Imprecise 1
Impressive. 1
Imprudent 1
Impulsive 1
In A Hurry 1
Inadequate 15
Inadequate  2
Inappropriate 3
Inarticulate 1
Incautious  1
Incoherent 2
Incoherent  1
Incompetent 12
Incomplete 11
Incomplete  2
Incomprehensible 4
Inconclusive 1
Inconsiderate 2
Inconsiderate  4
Inconsistent 5
Incredible 1
Incredulous.  1
Ineffective 6
Ineffectual 1
Inefficient 1
Inept 4
Inevitable 5
Inexperienced 1
Inexplicable 1
Infeasible 1
Inhumane 1
Inopportune. 1
Inpractical 1
Insane 17
Insanity 4
Insecure 1
Insensitive 2
Insipid 1
Insufficient 4
Insulting 2
Interesting 11
Intriguing 1
Irrational 1
Irresponsible 156
Is It Worth It? 1
Joke 6
Killing  1
Knee Jerk 3
Lack Practical Tips 1
Lacking 3
Late 11
Laughable 2
Lethal 5
Life-Threatening 2
Limited 1
Logical 1
Logistical Nightmare 1
Ludicrous 86
Lunacy 7
Machiavellian 1
Mad 16
Madness 113
Manslaughter 5
Masks 1
Maybe Good  1
Mayhem 1
Measured 4
Meh 2
Mental 3
Mess 1
Mindless 2
Minefield 1
Minor 1
Mis-Advised 1
Miscalculated 1
Miscommunication 1
Misdirected 1
Misguided 39
Mishmash 1
Misinformed 7
Misjudged 3
Misleading 1
Mistake 3
Mistimed  1
Misunderstood 1
Mixed 2
Mmmmm 1
Mortified 1
Much Needed 1
Muddled 13
Muddled  2
Murder 3
Murderous  2
Mystifying  1
Naive 18
Narrow Minded 1
Necessary 46
Necessity 1
Needed 6
Negligence  1
Negligent  9
Nerve-Racking  1
Nervous 3
Never Should Have Shut Them 1
Nightmare 4
No 6
No Comment  1
No Point 2
No Save Staff Lives 1
Nonfeasible  1
Nonisolation 1
Nonsense 17
Normality 1
Not Effective 1
Not Feasible 1
Not Good  1
Not My Government - Only England 1
Not Practical 1
Not Realistic  1
Not Safe 1
Not Safe  1
Not Safety 1
Not Sure 1
Not The Right Time 1
Not Thought Through 4
Not Thought Through Properly 1
Not Viable 2
Not Well Anticipated 1
Not Wise 1
Nothing 1
Obfuscation 1
Obscure  1
Obscurity 1
Odd 3
OK 11
Okish 1
Omnishambles 2
Operationally Complex And Practically Ineffective. 1
Optimistic 64
Outrageous 5
Overambitious 4
Overcautious 1
Over-Cautious  1
Overconfident 1
Overdue 3
Overearly 1
Overenthusiastic? 1
Over-Optimistic 2
Panic 2
Panicked  1
Pathetic 3
Perefct 1
Perilous 1
Pessimistic  1
Petrifying  1
Piecemeal 4
Plans 1
Pleasing 1
Pointless 16
Political 4
Poor 17
Poorly Considered 1
Poorly Thought Through  1
Positive 12
Positivity  1
Possible 3
Pragmatic 3
Precarious 1
Precaution 1
Precipitated 2
Precipitous 2
Precocious 1
Predictable 1
Premature 179
Preposterous 5
Pressure 1
Pressured 1
Presumptuous 1
Problematic 9
Profit Over Lives  1
Progress 2
Progressive 2
Promising 6
Provisional 1
Questionable 7
Quick 1
Random 1
Rapid 1
Rash 15
Rational 1
Reactionary 1
Realistic 4
Really? 2
Reasonable 10
Reckless 161
Relieving 1
Reprehensible 1
Required 1
Ridiculous 197
Risky 103
Rubbish 4
Rudimentary 1
Rushed 74
Sacrificial 3
Safe 1
Safety 1
Satisfactory 1
Scared 3
Scary 44
Selfish 5
Senseless 1
Sensible 36
Shit 1
Shabby 1
Shambolic 72
Shameful  1
Shit 1
Shite  1
Shit-Show 1
Shocking 8
Shocking As The Death Rate Is So High.  1
Shortsighted 18
Silly 12
Sixth Form Only 1
Sketchy 4
Slaughter  1
Slow 4
Sound 1
Speculative 1
Stop Lockdown Now 1
Strained  1
Strange 5
Strategic 2
Stressful 5
Stupid 60
Sudden 1
Suicidal 7
Surprising 3
Target 1
Tentative 7
Terrible 8
Terrifying 20
Thankyou 1
Thoughtful 1
Thoughtless 18
Timely 3
Timid 1
Tokenistic 1
Too Early 11
Too Late 2
Too Soon 8
Toomanyunknowns 1
Too-Soon 1
Travesty 1
Treacherous 1
Trial 3
Troubling 2
Try 1
Trying  1
Unacceptable 5
Unacheivable 5
Unattainable 3
Unbelievable 8
Uncertain 9
Unclear 61
Unconfirmed 1
Unconsidered 4
Uncontemplatable 1
Unconvincing 1
Uncoordinated 1
Undefined 1
Underbaked 1
Underdeveloped 3
Underprepared 2
Understandable 4
Undeveloped 2
Unecessary 1
Uneducated 4
Unempathetic 1
Unexpected 1
Unexplained  1
Unfair 2
Unfathomable  1
Unfeasible 8
Unfinished 2
Unforgivable 1
Unformed 1
Unfounded 1
Unhappy 1
Unhelpful 3
Unimaginative 1
Unimplementable 1
Uninformed 10
Unjustified 2
Unknowlegable  1
Unknown 2
Unlikely 1
Unman-Able 1
Unmanageable 8
Unmindful 1
Unnecessary  16
Unobtainable  1
Unplanned 10
Unpractical  3
Unprecise 1
Unprepared 7
Unprofessional 2
Unqualified 1
Unreal 2
Unrealistic 132
Unreasonable 3
Unresolved 2
Unsafe 82
Unsatisfactory 2
Unscientific 1
Unsettling 3
Unsubstantiated 2
Unsupported 1
Unsuprising 1
Unsure 5
Unsustainable 1
Unsynchronised 1
Untenable 1
Untested 1
Unthinkable 2
Unthinking 1
Unthought 1
Unthoughtful 1
Untrustworthy 1
Unviable 1
Unwise 5
Unworkable 16
Useless 2
Utopia 1
Utterly Ridiculous  1
Vague 41
Variable 1
Very Foolhardy 1
Very Uncertain And Risky 1
Vital 1
Waste Of Time 1
We Don'T Have Enough Teachers  1
Weak 2
Weird 1
Welcome 5
Well Intentioned 2
Well Meant 1
What  1
Why 1
Why? 1
Wishful 4
Wonderful 1
Woolly  2
Workable 1
Worried  1
Worring 1
Worrisome  1
Worry  1
Worrying 65
Worthago 1
Wreckless 8
Wrong 23
Yes 1