Do you speak Corona ?

The future is now our past, but the past doesn’t have to be our future   Richie Norton

Are we witnessing ‘Words outbreak of Covid-19 ?

As corona is becoming more popular people are not lagging behind in inventing lexicography…more likely to be added to Oxford English Dictionary.

With in no time our vocabulary has changed.

I am sure every language is going to have their own ‘corona speak’ moments

Some are already in existence inside the dustbin,but now frequently talked about.

Language in the making ( 36 ) still going strong…

  • Covid-19- a disease caused by the Corona virus
  • WFH- work from home
  • PPE- personal protective equipment
  • Hand washing
  • Respirator
  • Ventilator
  • CDC
  • Social distancing
  • Self isolation
  • Quarantine
  • Covidiot – one being careless and ignoring public health advice.
  • Covidient-obediently follows the rules
  • Hot zones
  • Outbreak
  • Lock downs
  • Flattening the curve
  • Epidemic vs pandemic
  • We are at war
  • Containment zone
  • People are coming to know the difference between morbidity,mortality and co morbidity
  • Chines virus
  • Wuhan virus
  • Cluster
  • Super spreader
  • Community spread
  • Ebola handshake
  • Namaste
  • Herd immunity- as if we are no different from the animals
  • Contact tracing
  • Patient zero meaning ‘the first patient’
  • N-95…facial masks N stands for non oil resistant and 95 indicates percentage of particles( diameter of 0.3 microns.
  • Doomscrolling-excessive amount of screen time devoted to the absorption of dystopian news
  • Physical distancing
  • Infodemic
  • Shelter in place
  • R0-pronounced R naught,represents number of new infections,estimated to arise from a new infection.

If I have left out any other term,you can high lighten the same.

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

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9 thoughts on “Do you speak Corona ?

    1. Well said Rev J Martin,True what you said,most of the times the only thing we imagine is the unknown’fear’ which can manifest in different ways.
      As you rightly put it,expression of the feelings releases one from all anxieties.
      Thank you .

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