Bulletin No. 2, 2020

38 Chinese University Bulletin No.2, 2020 Pandemic Proverbials New circumstances call for a new language. Language is the handmaiden of thoughts and sentiments; it in turn penetrates and conditions the latter, shaping our understandings of self and the world. Renew your Covid- bulary with the Covid-fathered words and anecdotes below that capture the tremor and humour of our times. Compiled by jasonyuen@cuhkcontents anthropause , n. A general reduction in human activities. Coined during the pandemic as an alternative to the anthropocentric term ‘Great Pause’, which does not take into account the fact that the impact of the pandemic is felt differently in nature. The anthropause is bringing scientists a unique opportunity to study how animals move through built environments. 1