The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist— pixelated boat (@pixelatedboat) June 12, 2016
"We all now recognise this phenomenon which is only possible in the world of the internet where someone is picked up from obscurity and given tremendous media fame, then instantly dropped again... when they’re found to be not as desirable as they first seem." - Sue Butler— RN Breakfast (@RNBreakfast) January 14, 2018
Milkshake duck stood out as being a much needed term to describe something we are seeing more and more of, not just on the internet but now across all types of media. It plays to the simultaneous desire to bring someone down and the hope that they won’t be brought down. In many ways it captures what 2017 has been about.
Milkshake Duck is absolutely the perfect pick for word of the year— Casey Briggs (@CaseyBriggs) January 14, 2018
Think of the most beautiful words the English language has to offer: mellifluous, limerence, ethereal, crepuscular. Then think of Milkshake Duck.— Smita Jamdar (@smitajamdar) January 14, 2018