Coronavirus inspired the creation of funny neologisms
The New Yorker magazine made a comic dictionary of the era coronavirus. It collected neologisms and sustainable phrase that appeared or took on a new importance during a pandemic COVID-19.
These words will definitely come into use after this is all over. If it will ever end.
Maskhole (by analogy with the asshole – jerk) – the person who wears the mask in such a way that makes it completely ineffective, for example, under the nose, under the chin, at the nape.
Naked Face (“face”) – when a man refuses to wear a mask in public places.
Body mullet is a set of clothes exclusively for the Zoom conferences. As a rule, it is a good top on top and below the belt – lingerie or less.
NOVID-19 – 19 minutes after a too close interaction with a stranger without a mask, during which you feel like you are starting to tickle in the throat, and a growing confidence that you die. Sometimes it lasts longer if such options, as the insane hand washing and mouth rinsing with antiseptic available.
Overdistancing (the”predistortion”) – when the person in line in front of you has a special metric understanding of 2×2 meters: doesn’t get any closer than 6 metres from the person standing in front of her. In this case, other people can interpret in their own way, who is the extreme, and squeeze in front of you.
Domino distancing (“distance Domino”) – when the person behind you in the queue are looking at a very close distance and forces you to move closer to the man that stands before you, and so the chain until everything dies.
Emotional distancing (“emotional distancing”) – a deliberate avoidance of making important decisions regarding a relationship or even discuss them.
Covideo (“code”) – a short video in which someone’s baby in quarantine is doing something wonderful and/or terrible. The public dissemination of such a video somewhere on the brink between something sweet and a cry for help.
Stockholm syndrome (“Stockholm syndrome”) – the assumption that everything will be fine and without any government restrictions.
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Someday, Noneday, Whoseday?, Whensday?, Blursday, Whyday?, Doesn’t tmatterday: spoiled the names of the days of the week (“what-then-a-days”, “not-friend-a-days,” “one day”, “once a day”, “misty-day”, “why”, “don’t-have-values-that-day”).
Parenting (“parenting”) – the ability to understand why PlayStation doesn’t work with Wi-Fi.
Body Zoom-morphia (“bodsworth”) – when you think that your image in a group chat so unattractive that you can’t focus on other issues.
Quorumtine (the”quarantine”) – minimum number of family members needed for decisions, what to watch on TV.
Pandemic (“hlubokem”) – a potentially dangerous frequency of baking bread at home in quarantine.
COVID-30 (formerly COVID-15) – the number of kilos of an average adult male during the quarantine. Sometimes this is due to the “hlubokem”.
Helter shelter (from helter skelter – “a mess” and shelter – “shelter”) – the time in quarantine, when it seems that house all the dirt and chaos, and you want to say “fuck it all to hell, go outside. I don’t care what die we and a few other people.”
Flattening the curve (“curve smoothness”) – attempt to put on your jeans after 3 months of wearing sweat pants (see COVID-30).
Going viral (“viral”) – no longer used.
I hope that this dictionary will allow you easier to understand each other in this difficult time.