[Ads-l] ephemeral WOTY candidate: half-vaccinated (adj.)

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 31 04:14:33 UTC 2021

Also see "halfcinated," included in my list of recent coronacoinages:

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On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 8:26 PM Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:

> My spouse and I are continuing to work from home, from a house in the
> forest in an unincorporated community approx. 30 miles outside town, so
> usually we see no one other than each other. But most of the recent
> conversations with people we meet up with (neighbors or friends to drop
> something off or collect something or inspect something that needs to be
> repaired or plow a driveway) have featured a question along the lines of:
> "Do you want us to wear masks for that? We're half-vaccinated."
> (Meaning, for readers of the archive a few years down the road, they have
> received one of two required doses of the Pfitzer or Moderna COVID-19
> vaccine. We're in Alaska, where vaccinations were made available to
> everyone over 16 three weeks ago.)
> Chris
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