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‘Lockdown Lingo’ - are you fully conversant with the new terminology?


Master Jedi Alejandro

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Master Jedi Alejandro

Thought you would enjoy lads! 😋

 

‘Lockdown Lingo’ - are you fully conversant with the new terminology?

 

*Coronacoaster*

The ups and downs of your mood during the pandemic. You’re loving lockdown one minute but suddenly weepy with anxiety the next. It truly is “an emotional coronacoaster”.

 

*Quarantinis*

Experimental cocktails mixed from whatever random ingredients you have left in the house. The boozy equivalent of a store cupboard supper. Southern Comfort and Ribena quarantini with a glacé cherry garnish, anyone? These are sipped at “locktail hour”.

 

*Coronials*

As opposed to millennials, this refers to the future generation of babies conceived or born during coronavirus quarantine. They might also become known as “Generation C”.

 

*Furlough Merlot*

Wine consumed in an attempt to relieve the frustration of not working. Also known as “bored-eaux” or “cabernet tedium”.

 

*Coronadose*

An overdose of bad news from consuming too much media during a time of crisis. Can result in a “panicdemic”.

 

*Getting on your Wicks*

Vexing noise levels from neighbours doing their daily workout with Joe Wicks.

 

*Claphazard*

Someone so enthusiastic about saluting our care workers that they forget all social distancing guidelines, start hugging their neighbours and high-fiving passing pedestrians.

 

•The elephant in the Zoom*

The glaring issue during a videoconferencing call that nobody feels able to mention. E.g. one participant has dramatically put on weight, suddenly sprouted terrible facial hair or has a worryingly messy house visible in the background.

 

*Doughverkill*

One’s social media feed being dominated by smug photos of home-made sourdough or banana bread. If making sourdough is so great, how come you'd never done it before March?

 

*Covidiot*

One who ignores public health advice or behaves with reckless disregard for the safety of others can be said to display “covidiocy” or be “covidiotic”. Also called a “lockclown” or even a “Wuhan-ker”.

 

*Space invader*

Someone who routinely comes closer to you than the recommended two metres and who you’d like to zap like in an arcade game.

 

*Goutbreak*

The sudden fear that you’ve consumed so much wine, cheese, home-made cake and Easter chocolate in lockdown that your ankles are swelling up like a medieval king’s.

 

*Caught between a shop and a hoard place*

The dilemma of needing to purchase basics but not wanting to be accused of stockpiling. I'm not stockpiling, I usually buy this many tins of beans.

 

*Antisocial distancing*

Using health precautions as an excuse for snubbing neighbours and generally ignoring people you find irritating.

 

*Quaranteam*

The people and/or pets you’re in lockdown with are your “quaranteam”. This era’s equivalent of #squadgoals.

 

*Coughin’ dodger*

Someone so alarmed by an innocuous splutter or throat-clear that they back away in terror.

 

*Tandemic*

A sun-kissed glow acquired from sitting in one’s garden or (gasp!) flouting the rules on park sunbathing.

 

*Co-runner virus*

An infection potentially spread by selfish fitness fanatics taking up an entire path by jogging two abreast.

 

*Covid-10*

The 10lbs in weight that we’re all gaining from comfort-eating and comfort-drinking. Also known as “fattening the curve”

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I heard someone the other day use the cockney rhyme: “you not caught the miley yet?” (Miley Cyrus- Virus) 🙄

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Master Jedi Alejandro
6 hours ago, RWCleaning said:

I heard someone the other day use the cockney rhyme: “you not caught the miley yet?” (Miley Cyrus- Virus) 🙄

Hahaha, that one's good! 😂

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