The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a new wave of ‘coronaspeak’ made up of novel slang words.
Covidiot: A blend of COVID-19 and idiot, covidiot is a slang insult for a person who disregards safety measures or goes against public health advice amid the pandemic.
Covidient: The opposite of a covidiot is a covidient or a person who follows all government rules and regulations related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Quarantini: A quarantini is nothing more than a cocktail that people drink at home while under quarantine. A mix of the words quarantine and martini, quarantini is a general term for any beverage consumed at home during lockdown.
WFH: WFH stands for “Work for Home’ – which has become the new normal in several countries.
Coronaspeck: A slang term for weight gained during the coronavirus lockdown.
Zumping: For break-ups in the time of social distancing, zumping is a slang for dumping someone over Zoom, or any video calling service.
Zoom-Bombing: Zoom-bombing is when an uninvited guest gate-crashes a virtual meeting and takes control of it, perhaps even sharing inappropriate content.
Virtual Happy Hour: Since meeting with friends after work or grabbing a beer after office is now next to impossible, virtual happy hour refers to meeting friends for drinks over a video conference platform like Zoom, Google Hangouts etc.
Coronacation – forced time off work due to the virus
Coronalusional – having delusional or strange thoughts due to pandemic
Corona Bae – the partner you are quarantining with
Post-rona – when the pandemic is over