I love Are.na and all my friends here!! I hope this growing list of euphemisms, clichés, and phrases used to reference the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic finds them "well during these difficult and trying times of uncertainty!" This channel is a vessel of the hollow, empty words born in a crisis. Don't be shy, feel free to add more as you find them.
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
<noun> plural noun: clichés; plural noun: cliches
a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.
The formation of clichés and euphemisms for a devastating and deadly global/national crisis is not accidental. These phrases and buzzwords are now being weaponized against the naïve American consumer through disingenuous advertising. Here's a link to a phenomenal compilation of a few of these commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM3J9jDoaTA&feature=emb_title
(running time 3 minutes)
Questions or ideas related to the coronavirus clichés? I exist on Instagram as @clark.dude
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