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Words That Will Forever Define The Year of 2020

There are certain catch phrases and words that will uniquely define a particular era or a period in history. For those who grew up in the 80’s, words like, “Yuppy”, “Gag Me With A Spoon”, “Totally”, and “Gnarly” perfectly defined the acid-washed jeans trend and the materialistic “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” decade.

By the start of the 2000’s, Millennial’s ushered in new slang terms that flowed from our conversations, such as “Bling”, “That’s Hot”, “Word”, and “Baller”. Keeping up with the Kardashians and the ever changing lingo over the next two decades didn’t prepare us for some of the new words that would lie ahead for us once 2020 rolled around.

No matter how bizarre, unique, or hip we may have thought the words of our youth might have been, nothing will compare to the year 2020. This year has given us one too many catch phrases and words that we wished had not entered our vocabulary. The words that dominated the nightly news, our conversations, and daily Twitter and Facebook feeds are ones that will forever define what it was like to live during one of the most unprecedented times in our lives.

Words That Will Forever Define The Year 2020

COVID-19 (or the Corona Virus)
Chinese Wet Market and Bats
Unprecedented Times
Incubation Period
Social Distancing
Self Quarantine
Mandatory Quarantine
New Normal
Toilet Paper Apocalypse
Panic Buying
Flattening the Curve
Test Kits
COVID Testing Sites
Temperature Checks
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Front line workers
Essential workers
N95 Masks
Mask Mandates
Travel Bans
Antibodies Testing
Project Warp Speed
Vaccine Trials
Long Haulers
Zoom Meetings
Zoom Fatigue
Cancel Culture
Black Lives Matter
Super Spreader Events

These Buzzwords of 2020 will not only define a year that was turbulent, but will also define a period in our lives when we learned to adapt to living in a COVID world. They will have you saying, “Remember when?……..”.

Drop a comment below with the word or words you are hoping will leave our daily conversations as we head into a new year.

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About Paulette Klein

Paulette is a freelance writer and the creator of LifeTraveledInStilettos.com. She writes and blogs about travel, parenting, relationships, and adjusting to the next chapter of life. With coffee in hand, you will find her searching for her next big adventure or lost somewhere in a shoe store.
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