Saturday, 2nd May 2020
On day 11, I listed a few new words that we were all using as a result of the lockdown we now find ourselves in.
The Oxford English Dictionary’s New Words List for April 2020 gives these new terms. If you are interested in finding the definitions, head over to their amazing website. It’s one I am using constantly, as words continue to morph and usage changes, especially in these times!
- Covid-19, n.
- infodemic, n.
- R0, n.
- self-isolate, v., self-isolated, adj., self-isolating, adj., self-isolation, n.
- self-quarantine, n., self-quarantine, v., self-quarantined, adj.
- shelter in place, n., shelter in place, v.
- social distancing, n.
- social isolation, n.
- to flatten the curve
- PPE n., personal protective equipment n.
- social recession n.
- elbow bump n.
- WFH n., WFH v
There’s some interesting definitions and terms that I don’t think we’ll be forgetting too soon. Welcome to the new normal!