2020 has been quite the year! Looking back from a year ago, we couldn’t have known how many new things we’d learn and be saying in our day to day conversations. Here’s a list of the words we started using in 2020 that we hope we can stop using in 2021!
Unprecedented is the first word that we started using in 2020 that comes to mind, but there are so many more.
We really added to our vocabulary with the whole dumpster fire that we lovingly (someday, anyway) will call 2020.
If you’ve got more to add to the list, shout them out below in comments!
But here’s the additions I added to my daily vocabulary.
I present the list of words we added in 2020 that I hope to stop using in 2021!
Words We Started Using In 2020 (And Hope We Can Stop Using in 2021!)
- Social Distancing
- Dumpster Fire (used before, but really came into its own in 2020!)
- Remote Everything
- Virtual Everything (virtual classrooms, virtual meetings, virtual vacations, virtual scavenger hunts, virtual press conferences, etc)
- Zoom as a noun
- Asynchronous vs Synchronous
- Irregardless (now in the dictionary- flips tables over this one)
- New normal
- In This Together
- You’re Muted
- Hybrid everything
- F2F (face to face- remember that?)
- Abundance of caution
- Safer At Home
- Together Apart
- Chin Diaper
- Car Parade (though this one is fun and I hope it sticks with yard card celebrations!)
- Shark coochie
- Flattening the Curve
- Herd Immunity
- Phone Sanitizer
- COVID Fatigue
- Pandemic Puppy (ok, these guys can TOTALLY stay!)
- ‘Vid (as in Covid)
- Covid 15 (lbs cause we all gained those back in the spring!)
- Super Spreader
- Contact Tracing
- Sourdough Starter
Got more to add? Love to hear them!
Shout them out in the comments and we’ll make sure they kinda die with 2020.
Or at least we sure hope they are on the way out!
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)