The words that shaped 2020

Words come and go.

As we looked back at everything that shaped our lives this year, we realize that there was a major shift in everything. From the way we work, socialize, travel, worship to how we speak. We added quite a few more words to our vocabulary and even constructed completely new words.

Here are the words that shaped 2020. You’ll notice they all revolve around the pandemic:

Zoom – The videotelephony software program that allows participants to have video and audio meetings. You probably spent Christmas day on Zoom.

Essential – Meaning very necessary or extremely important. We had a major realization of what matters were essential in our lives. From essential workers to essential travel and essential businesses.

Social-distancing – Keeping a safe space between yourself and other people while outside. It is a major practice in the pandemic and works to overall encourage people to stay inside and be socially safe.

Remote – Situated far from the main centres of population; distant. There was a huge surge in working from home this year, also known as remote work. Suddenly a lot more people are adjusting to conducting business remotely.

Quarantine – The restriction on the movement of people and goods which is intended to prevent the spread of disease. Isn’t that all we did this yea? Just quarantine?

Lockdown – An emergency measure or condition in which people are temporarily prevented from entering or leaving a restricted area during a threat. All in all lockdown has been very difficult.

Not to forget the biggest words, Virus and Pandemic.

  

Latest posts

Phyllis Omido among Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021

Mumbua Nzula Nzyoka

“The Bodyguard” starring Whitney Houston scheduled for remake

Mumbua Nzula Nzyoka

Wildlife Warriors receives special recognition at Jackson Wild Festival

Mumbua Nzula Nzyoka

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More