Apr 23, 2020
By Andy Johnson
It used to be we went to parties or drank martini’s during the cocktail hour.
But, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed all that.
Now we are going to “Zoom parties” and have “quarantinis” during the “lock-tail hour.”
The pandemic has led to the creation of more than a thousand new words according to a language consultant at King’s College in London, England.
Tony Thorne says whenever you have a big social upheaval like a recession, or Brexit, or a war, the process of generating new language goes into overdrive as new language is required to describe completely new situations
In Australia they now talk about an isobar. That’s where your quarantini is made and stocked.
Other words of note, “Covidiot,” “Morona,” and “Isodesk.” “Isodesk” is the new workplace that’s improvised to look good on video, in case your boss is checking to see if you really are working from home.
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