It's that time of the year when all the dictionaries start making their pick for "Word of the Year." And you'd have to imagine they'll ALL go with something related to the pandemic.
Collins Dictionary is the first to make a Word of the Year pick for 2020, and they chose . . . "lockdown."
They say the use of the word "lockdown" across websites, books, and news is up 6,000% from last year, which makes a lot of sense.
Some of their runners-up for Word of the Year are: BLM . . . coronavirus . . . furlough . . . self-isolate . . . and social distancing.
But not ALL of their runners-up were serious. One was "mukbang," which is a Korean term for, quote, "a video in which the host eats a large quantity of food for the entertainment of viewers."
I think we all hope 2021 features way fewer lockdowns and way more mukbanging.