Thursday, 26 March 2020

Can we stop using a word more appropriate for prisons? [updated]


Can we please stop using this awful bloody word.

It's bad enough that it's another Americanism we don't need.

It's also an entirely inappropriate way to talk about free people. Its meaning comes from prisons:


And it's been getting way, way, way too popular here in New Zealand this month. Here's its local hockey stick:


Stop it!

Contrary to every reporter and every politician -- all of whom have been relishing the word way too much recently -- we are not "in lockdown." We have been locked up

UPDATE:

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