What to Call It?

I haven’t decided yet what to call our pandemic-induced time at home.

  • Quarantine
  • Self-isolation
  • Lockdown
  • Exile

I like “quarantine” and “lockdown” for their simplicity, but “self-isolation” is probably more accurate. It feels like “exile,” though, and that’s the term I noticed myself using in my thoughts today. But there are other possibilities, if we want to get a little more creative.

  • Extreme Telecommuting
  • Uninterrupted Family Time
  • Hermit Practice
  • The Great Hunkering Down
  • Mars Isolation Experiment: Family Edition

What else might we call it?

P.S. Gotta add “Sheltering in place” to the list now that some cities are ordering their citizens to do that.

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