From 'titanic success' to 'Mad Max': How language around Brexit changed

Updated 7:34 AM ET, Tue March 27, 2018

London (CNN)Britain will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019 -- but quite what Brexit will entail depends on who you listen to.

In the early days, Brexit supporters talked of making Britain a "colossal success" and forging the country's own path in the world while keeping a "deep and special partnership" with Europe.
But now, as the reality of Brexit becomes clearer, the rhetoric has been dialed back.

Starting off

Newly installed as Prime Minister in July 2016, Theresa May struck a bullish tone, promising that "Brexit means Brexit." At first, the slogan appeared decisive -- but in the absence of more concrete definition, it became quickly mocked.