New words to warm you this winter
Welcome to our new words blog, where we share new and topical words, some of which were submitted by you via the suggest a word feature on our website.
Once again, there are a couple of words related to the Coronavirus pandemic. We covered COVID-19 terminology in a blog post back in March. As the country tentatively opens up and you begin to emerge from iso - isolation due to government lockdown - you may find yourself showing off some new iso skills - skills gained, developed or used due to isolation from COVID-19.
Elsewhere, we’ve been brewing up dalgona coffee, a style of iced coffee made with a whipped froth of equal parts coffee, sugar and water over milk. Coffee and reading make a great pair. Why not enjoy your dalgona with some sick lit: a genre of books about sick, often terminally ill teenagers.
Spoopy is something scary depicted or perceived in a cute way, while a thumb stopper is a news story or other online content that makes you stop scrolling and pay attention (and give those thumb muscles a well-deserved break).
Let us know if you have any other suggestions. We are always happy to hear new words, no matter how big or small a usage they may have. Be sure to vote for some of these when we post them on our Instagram stories.
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