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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