The Brief: On Twitter, people are joking about what 2020 would be if it were not a year, but something else, with the hashtag #If2020Were__ItWouldBe__.


#If2020Were__ItWouldBe__ Twitter memes speculate about what 2020 would be if it were something else like a food, person, place, or thing. Eight months in and 2020 has been an exceptionally rough year with a pandemic heightening social and political issues, literal murder hornets, and catastrophes across the globe. People are commiserating about the difficulties of 2020 on Twitter with the hashtag #If2020Were__ItWouldBe__. This allows them to dunk on the bummer of a year it’s been, adding a sliver of comic relief to the typical Twitter doomscroll.