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Old 03-23-2020, 12:58 PM
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I posted this in the New Words and Phrases thread in Cafe Society a couple of days ago:

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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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