By Torry Stiles
(Well, folks, it looks like we have turned the corner on this pandemic. We’ve turned so many corners over the past year I think we are going in circles. Regardless, here are a few more additions to the English language.)
10. Vaxation (noun) – spending a few weeks in a different place where you qualify for the vaccine.
9. Coroning (verb) – comparing the onset of your symptoms with your co-workers to determine which one of you brought the ‘rona to your workplace.
8. Chill-cheat (verb) – the practice of holding a damp, cold can of pop to your forehead to pass the temperature check at the door.
7. Ghost prepper (noun) – one who periodically tests their taste buds with extra-hot food.
6. Amazombie (noun) – quarantined person who has maxed out the credit cards.
5. Marts & crafts (noun) – the practice of claiming to quarantine while leaving the house regularly to stock up on jigsaw puzzles, glue sticks and baking supplies.
4. Zoom & Gloom (noun) – the sense of dread towards another online meeting now that the novelty has worn off.
3. Netspert (noun) – one of those people on the internet who constantly claims to know all there is to know about anything.
2. Faucitious (adjective) – describes the person who starts the pandemic claiming masks are unnecessary and ends it by claiming you should wear two of them.
1.Mask Raid Party ( noun) – the act of helping yourself to extra masks when they provide courtesy ones at the door.