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Lockdown has been named the Word of the Year.

Collins English Dictionary says: “Our lexicographers chose “lockdown” as Word of the Year because it is a unifying experience for billions of people across the world. Who have had, collectively, to play their part in combating the spread of COVID-19.”

I can not even remember If I used this word ever before. To this reminiscing, Collins adds:

“It’s not a shock to remember that this word was originally a piece of prison vocabulary. It’s when inmates are confined to their cells because of some disturbance on the wing. 2020 is year that the meaning of the word shifted irrevocably. In most people’s minds, lockdown is now a public health measure. Its use having increased exponentially since 2019.”

Other candidates for the Word of the Year were: Coronavirus, key worker, furloug, social distancing and BLM.

4 000 usages of the word in 2019.

Over 250 000 usages of the word during 2020.

We heard this word way too many times, but please let me show you a different side of it (edited titles):

My parents recently took on painting, so I challenged them on the theme “Lockdown”. I’m impressed…

r/pics - My parents recently took on painting, so I challenged them on the theme "Lockdown". I'm impressed...
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My backyard project

10-Year-Old Boy Sends Sweetest Letter To Neighbors Asking To Babysit Their Dog After Lockdown

r/pics - 10-Year-Old Boy Sends Sweetest Letter To Neighbors Asking To Babysit Their Dog After Lockdown
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Before and after backyard project

Before and after lockdown backyard project
Posted byu/BigDingDingDan

Before and after backyard

r/pics - Before and after lockdown backyard
Posted byu/koppersneller

A bit late to the party, but here’s my garden transformation!

My back garden,before and after.

r/pics - Are we still showing lockdown projects? My back garden,before and after.
Posted byu/MiggeldyMackDaddy

Project that I did with my brother.

r/pics - My lockdown project that I did with my brother.
Posted byu/quatury

I finished painting this during time at home and must admit I’m quite happy with it.

Staying at gave me an excuse to try charcoal and pastel, here’s a black panther

r/pics - Lockdown gave me an excuse to try charcoal and pastel, here's a black panther
Posted byu/DippyNikki

Haven’t drawn in years and decided to pick it back up while being locked at home

r/pics - Haven't drawn in years and decided to pick it back up during lockdown
Posted byu/Pencilvestor

Dry Feet, my dad’s project, Oil on Canvas.

r/pics - Dry Feet, my dad's lockdown project, Oil on Canvas.
Posted byu/SpliffKillah

‘Portrait of a Plant’ – a mostly pointless project I’ve finally finished.

r/pics - 'Portrait of a Plant' - a mostly pointless lockdown project I've finally finished.
Posted byu/tesslastuckey

Little landscapes as part of a new collection painted

r/pics - Little landscapes as part of a new collection painted during lockdown.
Posted byu/AmyCClarke

My project was hand carving this design from a 9th century manuscript. Slate, 27″ diameter.

r/pics - My lockdown project was hand carving this design from a 9th century manuscript. Slate, 27" diameter.
Posted byu/FMStonecarving

Sceneries like this keeping me sane, feeling blessed.

r/pics - Sceneries like this keeping me sane during lockdown, feeling blessed.
Posted byu/trivediabhay3

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Sources:

www.theguardian.com
www.edition.cnn.com
www. reddit.com
www.bbc.com

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