2020 may have been the worst for almost everything, but it was a great time for new words. Trapped at home, our brains buzzing, turns out to be a great crucible for word creation, explains Ben Zimmer. 2020 took away a lot, but it gave us doomscrolling, covidiots, quarantinis and much, much more.
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