OK. The word murder is rarely a happy-go-lucky word, except in perhaps “murder mystery dinner party.” So when news broke over the weekend that “murder hornets” have been spotted in the U.S. for the first time, it caused quite a buzz. Not a good buzz as in what comes with some wine or a new BTS song.
But more of a “what-else-can-go-wrong-in-2020-while-the-COVID-19-coronavirus-is-still-spreading-and-who-the-heck-keeps-buying-up-all-the-toilet-paper” buzz. Here’s just a sample of the response on Twitter:
Murder hornets. Sure thing, 2020. Give us everything. Hypno-frogs. Fecal blizzards. Toilet tsunamis. A CATS sequel. We can take it. https://t.co/DSDpgKhKzQ
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 2, 2020
#MurderHornets because 2020 was too easy…
— Kate Merrill (@KateMerrill) May 3, 2020