Coronavirus Pandemic Triggers New Slang Words
By Doug Lazy on April 20, 2020
A new wave of ‘coronaspeak’ is sweeping the world! The new slang words were made up during this coronavirus pandemic and have been being used online. New Covid-19-related words include ‘Miley Cyrus’ for coronavirus and ‘sanny’ for hand sanitizer.
DailyMail.co.uk posted several of these new slang words. Have you heard of any of them?
Coronacation – forced time off work due to the virus
Coronalusional – having delusional or strange thoughts due to pandemic
Covidiot – someone disobeying lockdown or self-isolation rules
Covid-19(lbs) – weight gained during lockdown
Corona Bae – the partner you are quarantining with
Drivecation – holiday in parked motorhome
Hamsterkaufing– stockpiling food like a hamster (German)
Iso – isolation (Australian)
Isobar – fridge well-stocked with alcohol to get through the pandemic
Isodesk – home workplace
Miley Cyrus – coronavirus
Morona – person behaving moronically during the pandemic
Post-rona – when the pandemic is over
The rona –another word for coronavirus (Australian)
Quarantine and chill – chilling at home during the pandemic
Have you heard of anymore ‘coronaspeak’ words that we missed? Let us know in the comments.
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