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The Corona Code

Updated: Feb 27

By Melissa Tumbeiro

2020 was supposed to be “the year” for everyone. The start of a new decade, a clean slate. Then, COVID-19 came into the picture. In the blink of an eye, there was a global pandemic going on and everyone was stuck in quarantine for a year. However, it may not be all bad. Since the extended lockdown began, many people have coined new catch phrases to represent what the COVID-19 pandemic is all about.

Here is everything you need to know to understand the new “Corona Code”:

Graphic Credit to David F. Walker

1. The Rona (aka:Miss Rona): Basically, a fancy name for the Coronavirus, but with spice and sass.

How to use it in a sentence:

“How’s the Rona treating you?” “Miss Rona is so high maintenance! Thanks to her high standards, we had to cancel our party!”


2. Quaranteam: The group of people that you suffered with—I mean, lived with—during quarantine.

How to use it in a sentence:

“Thanks to my parents' great generosity, I moved back home in March and joined their quaranteam.”

3. Corona baby: The couples who were not killing each other during quarantine were making babies and reproducing like the virus itself. These babies will be known forever as “corona babies.”

Photo Credit to Pretty Robes

How to use it in a sentence:


“My aunt and uncle are having a corona baby. Guess we know what they were doing during quarantine.”

4. Covid-15: It is like the freshman fifteen, but the quarantine edition. Many people gained weight from being locked up with nothing to do except open their fridge ten times a day.

How to use it in a sentence:

“So much for Hot Girl Summer. I'll never be able to get a bikini body with this COVID- 15 on my stomach!"

5. Covidiot: These are the people that believe COVID-19 is "fake news,” and do not wear their masks.


How to use it in a sentence:

“Look at those Covidiots having a party like we’re not in the middle of a global pandemic.”

6. Zoom Fatigue: The state of mind brought on by the physical and mental drain of constant Zoom meetings.

Graphic Credit to Flock

How to use it in a sentence:

“The worst part of Zoom Fatigue is that it makes me feel like I want to get in bed, even though I’m already in bed!”


7. Blursday: What day is it, again? Do any of us really know?