25+ Words To Never Utter Again After 2020

So here is a fair *Trigger warning* … these words may incite rage, goosebumps or uncontrollable tears. Can we all agree that the following words/phrases will not be joining us for 2021?! We are leaving these ratchet concepts behind in ratchet 2020. They are unwelcome in 2021.

  • Virtual
  • Synchronous/asynchronous
  • Exposure
  • Quarantine
  • Contagion
  • Infectious
  • Essential / non-essential
  • Symptomatic / asymptomatic
  • Transmissibility
  • Epidemic
  • Pandemic
  • Virus
  • Lockdown
  • Mask
  • Unprecedented
  • New normal
  • Trying times
  • Isolation
  • PPE
  • Spread
  • Outbreak
  • Endemic
  • Fever
  • Zoom
  • Social Distancing
  • Pod
  • Novel
  • Protocol

Y’all better start making use of a thesaurus because you won’t be able to “spread” your butter. Hercules won’t even be able to “Go the ‘distance.’” Better find a synonym for all of these!

What other words would you add to this list?

Megan Southall
Megan is “Mommy! Mom! Mom-Mommy!” to four: Carson (9), Atticus (7), Evangeline (4), and Bo (8 months). She is from Port Allen and went to high school and college in Baton Rouge, getting her Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from LSU. Megan then moved to the ‘burbs in Zachary. She and her husband of 9 years, Ryan, are teachers, Ryan at Zachary High School and Megan at West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, where she is also the Instructional Specialist. Megan is Nationally Board Certified in English Language Arts and has a Master's in Educational Leadership. She adores her job, as it gives her awesome opportunities: working with teenagers, gaining perspective on parenting them, and getting to pretend she’s a SAHM over the summer. When she’s not learning piano or reading, Megan can be found on the couch, talking to episodes of “Real Housewives of New York.”


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