Word for Word #35 A pandemic of new words
Language around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve. In this episode of our special "in-iso" season, the team chat about some of the new words that have come into usage as a result of life in the times of COVID.
Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.
You can also explore the 'additional links' below to discover what new words and definitions have been on our editor's minds in recent months.
Words & Definitions
- physical distancing
- social distancing
- bug boat
- floating germ incubator
- cough cloud
- zombie fact
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