Frank Cerabino. Palm Beach Post
Here’s my glossary of expressions
you might want to consider,
isolatte yourself: describes the recommended protocol to observe for staying
at a Starbucks to drink your coffee.
Used in a sentence:
“Instead of sitting next to that big group of people, you should isolatte yourself in that empty table in the far
Getting WetBlued: when the person in the next seat in coach on a JetBlue
flight sneezes without covering his mouth.
Used in a sentence: “I got WetBlued by a guy on a LaGuardia flight to PBIA.”
(This is a variation to a similar experience on Southwest Airlines, which is referred to as “getting SnoutWetted.”)
Purelevator finger: The finger you make a mental note to disinfect with a
hand sanitizer after you use it to press the button for a floor in a public elevator.
Used in a sentence: “I waited for
somebody else to get in the car, and then said, “third floor”, so I wouldn’t have to use my Purelevator finger.”
Roller-derby queen: One who battles for the most rolls toilet paper during
a viral pandemic.
Used in a sentence: As soon as the
Costco opened, the roller-derby queen raced to the back of the warehouse with her cart.
Dining al-masko: Eating outside at a restaurant while wearing your N95 respirator.
Used in a sentence: “Sure, it’s a
pain to keep having to take it on and off, but it’s such a pleasant night to be dining al-masko.”
Mar-a-loco: the behavior of people who see nothing wrong in having large public events during a viral
Used in a sentence: “The bride and
groom realized that it would be mar-a-loco to continue their plans to fill a ballroom full of wedding guests.”
Getting all Covid-20: an expression that describes worrying excessively about
a frivolous and uncertain future event.
Used in a sentence: “At the risk
of getting all Covid-20 on you, I hope that, for safety sake, they don’t have to cut the number of contestants
on The Bachelor next season.”
a cruise ship vacation
Used in a sentence: “Gladys and Herb
are in quarantine after going virusailing to the Cayman Islands for their wedding anniversary.”
Quarenteen: a high
school student who sits on the couch all day watching Netflix and playing video games because school is canceled
due to the virus.
Used in a sentence: “It’s hard to work at home with my two quarenteens watching ‘Bojack
Horseman’ and playing Fortnite all day long.”
iphone-a-virus: Transmitting the coronavirus through the sharing of a mobile phone.
Used in a sentence: “She let a friend
use her phone, and the next thing you knew, she had the iphone-a-virus.”
Covidian Floridian: A Sunshine State resident with the virus
Used in a sentence: “I hope that
guy who was coughing in front of me in the supermarket checkout line isn’t a Covidian Floridian.”