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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Life in the time of coronavirus

The Guardian had an interesting article this week, about the more than 1200 new words German linguists have identified since the beginning of the pandemic.

Some of my favorites are Coronafrisur (corona hairstyle) and Impfneid (envy of those who have been vaccinated), both of which are concepts I'm very familiar with, even if I didn't have a specific word to describe them.

I can't think of too many new expressions in English -- Covidiot, which also appears on the German list, maskne, and of course, Fauci Ouchie, for the shots the objects of our Impfneid have gotten and we have not.

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