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Entry from April 11, 2020
Coronacoinage (coronavirus + coinage)

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic resulted in new words and phrases, dubbed “coronacoinage” (coronavirus + coinage). These include portmanteaus, neologisms, acronyms, backronyms and more. Many include the word “coronavirus” (such as “coronapocalypse,” from “corona” and “apocalypse”), but that is not required for a “coronacoinage.”
”*adds “quarantini” to ever-growing list of coronavirus neologisms*” was posted on Twitter by Ben Zimmer on March 13, 2020. “Another one for my list of #coronacoinages: ‘coronials’” was posted on Twitter by Ben Zimmer on March 14, 2020. “Thanks to Ben Zimmer for coining #coronacoinages” was posted on Fritinancy by Nancy Friedman on March 16, 2020.
Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.
*adds “quarantini” to ever-growing list of coronavirus neologisms*
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· Mar 13
You, a small brain: “Martini!”
Me, a big brain: quarantini
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10:43 PM · Mar 13, 2020·Twitter Web App
Another one for my list of #coronacoinages: “coronials.” (Hard to figure out who made the joke first, but here’s an early example.)
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· Mar 10
#COVID19 With the current quarantines, if in 9+ months there is a surge of the number of births, we’ll have to call that new generation the “Coronials”.
1:41 AM · Mar 14, 2020·TweetDeck
March 16, 2020
Words of the week: Coronacoinages
(Thanks to Ben Zimmer for coining #coronacoinages. I’m winging it with some of the definitions; I welcome refinements and additions in the comments.)
Nancy Friedman
Covidiot. #coronacoinage
7:49 PM · Mar 21, 2020·Twitter for Android
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Nisheeth Sharan
· Mar 21
New addition to the lexicon.
10:16 PM · Mar 21, 2020·Twitter Web App
Nancy Friedman
Newly spotted #coronacoinage: Coronalingus. https://urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Coronalingus
12:04 PM · Mar 30, 2020·Twitter Web App
Visual Thesaurus
New Virus, New Words
March 30, 2020
By Nancy Friedman
Here are some of the new terms — call them coronacoinages or coronanovelties, in honor of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — that I’ve been tracking over the last few weeks.
Tony Thorne
#CORONASPEAK – the language of Covid-19 goes viral
MARCH 31, 2020 / TT
I am using the shorthand #coronaspeak for all the novel expressions that the crisis has generated (US linguist Ben Zimmer coined the alternative ‘coronacoinages’, but my examples are not all new coinages, some are adaptations or existing terms). Phrases such as ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolation’ have become familiar, even if their meanings are still to some extent contested.
Imogen Forster
@JamesDanky Have you come across the Corona coinage ‘caremonger’ (cf. ‘scaremonger’)? One for you and Matthew.
3:34 AM · Mar 31, 2020·Twitter Web App
Janine Strandberg
Replying to @tonythorne007
Amazing, thank you! Telecommuter-core is definitely a useful Corona coinage that I didn’t even know I needed in my vocabulary!
1:59 PM · Mar 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
New Corona-coinage: WORD NERD
Posted on April 1, 2020 by Monte
Emily Brewster, resident wordster from Merriam-Webster, on some of the new words that have emerged during the quarantine.
April 06, 2020
Words of the week: More coronacoinages
Too many words are being invented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for me to pick just one this week. Thus this update of my March 16 post, which covered quarantini, coronials, coronadouche, and other coinages, some of which have already slipped out of usage.
“The Virus Will Be Televised.” - Gov. ANDREW CUOMO
afp agence france press finance news article 4.8.2020
Re #coronacoinages hashtag created by Ben Zimmer, word maven
2:04 AM · Apr 9, 2020·Twitter Web App

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