As we count down the end of this year, let us wipe our tears and shout as loudly as we can: “TSEK 2020!”, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Is it possible that only a year ago most of us didn’t know the meaning of "lockdown" or "Covid" or "viral load"? Now of course we are all just short of a doctorate in virology and know better than any government or the WHO how to handle a pandemic.
This time of the year, dictionaries (or rather the people who work there) add one or two new words. Unsurprisingly Covid-related words such as "social distancing" and "super spreader" were top of the list in 2020.