Our New Vocabulary

By: Beth Ferester & Company | Published 05/18/2020


It is amazing how quickly new words have come into our vocabulary over the last few months, most of them being reduced to initials. In case you haven’t made a list, I have some I remember below: Covid 19 – Corona Virus Disease #19 EIDL – Economic Injury Disaster Loan PPP – Payroll Protection Program PPE –Personal Protective Equipment There are a lot more, often-used words that aren’t condensed to initials like, self-quarantine, herd immunity, N-95 mask, social distancing, and other words that we have heard over the past two months hundreds of times. We listen to these words and they already seem normal to us, and then we stop and think how very weird it is that we see these as normal. Now, we hope that our country, and the world, will open up again and small businesses will reopen, department stores, restaurants, and of course schools. We hope that we will be able to hug our friends, smile without a mask on, and go to our favorite concerts and sports events...... to continue reading please go to


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