I would hazard a guess that many of you reading this don't come from the country you're living in.
So probably – even without realising – you've picked up some new phrases along the way.
Does your new language seep into your home life? Have you started dropping French words – or an English version of them – into your daily conversations?
Sure, this language adoption is a fairly normal thing when you live in a new place. I have a great love of the not-at-all-annoying practice of incorrectly adding the Dutch diminutive "-je" to random words in English. I fear I've become unbearableje.
But what made this all a little odder is the words we've picked up in the times of covid. "Cuddle contact" is just so saccharine it hurts a little, and the fact you could talk about who was in your bubble without anyone batting an eye is a testament to how flexible we can be when words start to appear.
These are obvious examples. I want to hear your weird imposter words that are now part of your daily chit chat.
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