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k_and_e 18.03.2020 20:21

How do you call the virus?
 
How do you call the virus in daily life?

st2lemans 18.03.2020 20:23

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
Which virus? :confused:

Tom

k_and_e 18.03.2020 20:24

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3160424)
Which virus? :confused:

Tom

THE virus;)

pilatus1 18.03.2020 20:25

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
Winnie the Flu

NotAllThere 18.03.2020 20:41

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3160422)
How do you call the virus in daily life?

I use the phone.

What do I call it? ;) Covid, covid-19 or the corona virus. And occasionally man-snake-bat-flu.

curley 18.03.2020 20:46

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3160422)
How do you call the virus in daily life?

I don't. In fact I'm kind of hoping I will pass him unnoticed.

k_and_e 18.03.2020 20:48

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Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 3160432)
What do I call it? ;)

The future of humanity is in danger but you care about grammar only?:msntongue:

curley 18.03.2020 20:52

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3160435)
The future of humanity is in danger but you care about grammar only?:msntongue:

YES! It's a matter of principle. :msnsarcastic:

As you mention this, EFers seem so excited/upset these days, I see the craziest words and words misused the craziest ways and the craziest sentences. Some even started to stutter. :eek:
Should EF die out now, we will not leave a good reputation. :p

PS: I call it Corona. It's the first time I was able to keep a name straight away. It's easy, I used to drink the beer when I was young and it was cool. And it was the first beer you were meant to drink straight from the bottle, in fact you were supposed to (to be cool again, I guess. Do not remember).

olygirl 18.03.2020 21:02

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
We're not allowed to print those words.

NotAllThere 18.03.2020 21:11

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3160435)
The future of humanity is in danger but you care about grammar only?:msntongue:

Oh no, I care about both. But i can only do something about the latter. :)

Island Monkey 18.03.2020 21:14

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3160426)
THE virus;)

That's how I refer to it.... THE Virus!

Guest 18.03.2020 21:17

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COVID-19, like a pro (optional: COVID-dash-19)
Like an amateur you mean, a pro knows that COVID-19 is the name of the disease and not the name of the virus.

bowlie 18.03.2020 21:27

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
The Coronovirus causes the disease Covid-19.

The virus is not the disease, the disease is not a virus.

[expletive deleted]

Medea Fleecestealer 18.03.2020 21:44

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
I don't call it at all - and I hope it won't call me either. :p

bowlie 18.03.2020 22:02

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
I donít care what you call me, as long as you donít call me late for dinner.

lost_inbroad 18.03.2020 22:46

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
Pablo

MathNut 18.03.2020 22:49

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
My kids came home from kindergarten one day calling it "the NEW virus" so we've pretty much gone with that.

NotAllThere 19.03.2020 08:35

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3160456)
The A Coronovirus causes the disease Covid-19.

The virus is not the disease, the disease is not a virus.

[expletive deleted]

Fixed that for you. :D

TonyClifton 19.03.2020 09:09

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
Kung Flu

Axa 19.03.2020 09:11

Re: How do you call the virus?
 
The virus


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