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Sitnam 03-19-2020 01:20 PM

Coin a Covid-19 term
 
Whatever happens in the future I think it’s fair to assume this thing is going to leave a lasting impression on our culture. So here you can be a pioneer of pestilence, a soothsayer of sickness. Leave your linguistic mark on our soon-to-be-sick mother tongue.

Covid Kid - the ‘latchkey’ of this generation, used to describe any manner of social awkwardness or poor education in the future from neglect or prescribed social distancing now.

TP Shopping - going into the few remaining open stores only to use the bathroom and perhaps swipe some TP.

Covidiot - the new antivaxer/conspiracy theorist who decides it’s all nonsense and gathers in crowds.

beowulff 03-19-2020 01:27 PM

Codependants - people who ran out of toilet paper, and leaned on the generosity of their neighbors.

GreenWyvern 03-19-2020 01:34 PM

Moronavirus - wild rumors and fake news circulated by morons on social media.

kayaker 03-19-2020 01:42 PM

THD aka Tom Hanks Disease. I saw it mentioned somewhere, not original concept, but hey.

RioRico 03-19-2020 01:47 PM

Covisionary: one who saw it coming.
Coverupper: one who tries to hide it.
Covenanter: one who prays over it.
Covexinator: one who is bothered.
Covaccinator: one who vaccinates.

susan 03-19-2020 01:58 PM

CORVIDer: One who crows about others getting the disease.

cochrane 03-19-2020 02:15 PM

When you hear the term "the coronavirus," do you imagine Wilford Brimley saying, "the diabeetus"?

dtilque 03-19-2020 02:50 PM

Already a number of new coronacoinages in circulation.

pirviii 03-19-2020 06:44 PM

The one I saw that made me chuckle was "Boomer Remover"

jtur88 03-19-2020 09:13 PM

Orange is the new Black Death?

Crossbreed 03-22-2020 10:05 PM

The 2020 Market-Stock Crash!

RioRico 03-23-2020 01:03 AM

Covinomics: All the money is gone.
Covodildonics: The only safe sex.
Covilepsy: A nasty viral twitch.
Covidiocy: Presidential tweet.
Covindustry: Mask-making.

WhyWhyWhy 03-23-2020 06:29 AM

Dingleberry Farm - A household with lots of kids but no tp.



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Half Man Half Wit 03-23-2020 06:30 AM

Coronanxiety: the stress of being isolated
Quaranteens: what we'll call those born in the coming wave of births once they hit their awkward years
QAT: quarantined apart together, like LAT but with a global pandemic going on

ftg 03-23-2020 07:45 AM

I've heard "The Before Time" quite often to describe time just before this hit. Sounds a little too scary. I'd suggest:

BCV (Before Corona Virus)

E.g., "Two months BCV my cousin was going to take her kid and two grandkids to Hawaii starting today. Finally got talked out of it just the other day."

BigAppleBucky 03-23-2020 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sitnam (Post 22198882)
Whatever happens in the future I think it’s fair to assume this thing is going to leave a lasting impression on our culture. So here you can be a pioneer of pestilence, a soothsayer of sickness. Leave your linguistic mark on our soon-to-be-sick mother tongue.


Covidiot - the new antivaxer/conspiracy theorist who decides it’s all nonsense and gathers in crowds.

Apparently, some folks dare other folks to lick door knobs and toilet seats. I would say this term is meant for them.

elmwood 03-23-2020 09:17 AM

I’ll add “Pangolin Fever” to the list of disease names.

“Space invader” - someone who invades your 6’/2m social distancing sphere and won’t back off when you try to move away from them, even when they have plenty of rom to stay the fuck away. Example: boomers in supermarket lines, even when there’s social distancing spacers on the floor.

elmwood 03-23-2020 09:27 AM

“Karen Covid” - a woman who thinks essential oils, teas, oddball diets, meditation, and/or prayer will either prevent or cure COVID-19.

What would be a good phrase for TV commercials for things you can’t buy, or places you can’t go anymore? For example, you’re watching a CNN story about shelter in place and empty airports, and there’s a block of commercials for Sandals resorts, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, Emirates Air, and using MasterCard rewards points for concerts.

FinsToTheLeft 03-23-2020 09:52 AM

Covided - any planned event that is cancelled or modified due to the Covid crisis

Happy Lendervedder 03-23-2020 10:00 AM

COVFEFE-19: The term for the administration's handling of the pandemic/press briefings/tweets/etc.

Half Man Half Wit 03-23-2020 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Happy Lendervedder (Post 22205383)
COVFEFE-19: The term for the administration's handling of the pandemic/press briefings/tweets/etc.

See also: Covidiocracy.

VOW 03-23-2020 10:52 AM

Covidenial--the idiot children on Spring Break, drinking, drugging, dancing, swapping germs, saying, "It's MY life, and you can't tell me what to do!"

Obviously, those kids are not all independently wealthy. Why hasn't Mommy or Daddy cancelled the credit cards and phone contract, with the message, "Come home now, idiot. You'll be sleeping in the garage for the next fourteen days."

Perhaps the word I mean is Covidelusional.


~VOW

VOW 03-23-2020 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Happy Lendervedder (Post 22205383)
COVFEFE-19: The term for the administration's handling of the pandemic/press briefings/tweets/etc.


This term also includes the statement, "I'm a smart man, and I have a good feeling about this drug."


~VOW

JohnT 03-23-2020 12:02 PM

Coroneo and Juliet - lovestruck teens who have to break quarantine because their love for each other is Just Too Pure.

(If there isn't a movie made with the above title, I will be shocked.)

Treppenwitz 03-23-2020 12:58 PM

I posted this in the New Words and Phrases thread in Cafe Society a couple of days ago:

Quote:

A new noun: Penitentiary Walk

Definition: In a public space such as a park or a well-used trail, a walk in which each group maintains a safe and polite distance (typically at least 10 meters) between itself and the group ahead.

Example of use: Social distancing was giving us cabin fever - we had to get out of he house, so we went for a penitentiary walk beside the canal.

Also the corresponding verb, to penitentiary walk - to walk as described above.
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ZipperJJ 03-23-2020 01:13 PM

I didn't coin this but I heard on an NPR show this weekend that "Social Distancing" is too negative and we should instead be "Socializing from a Distance".

Mama Zappa 03-23-2020 07:24 PM

Covid 19: the 19 pounds you gain from being stuck inside with nothing to do but stream Netflix and munch.


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