Have you been spending lockdown enjoying crafternoons in the kitchie? Or dealing with back-sass while home schooling the kids?

These are just some of the hundreds of new and newly familiar terms added to the Oxford English Dictionary last year - many of them inspired by coronavirus.

Lockdown lingo includes a healthy serving of baking and craft related words as many of us took up hobbies or got creative in the kitchie (a room, building or area in which food is prepared and cooked) in lieu of socialising.

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Banana bread (a sweet cake made with mashed ripe bananas), the biggest bake of 2020, was rediscovered - but before you got started on that you needed to check your essentials.

Did you have the correct kitchenalia (cooking utensils and other items associated with the kitchen)? And was that equipment bakeable? After all, you don’t want to your cake to be half baken (baked only half way to completion). And once out of the oven did you have a suitable bread box (a box for storing bread and other baked goods)?

If you didn’t fancy cake, there were always biscuits – which you no doubt kept in a cookie jar. But did lockdown turn you into a cookie monster, defined as a person or thing who is voraciously hungry or insatiably greedy like the Muppet of the same name.

Those who did not get into baking may have enjoyed a crafternoon – defined as an afternoon spent making objects by hand, especially practical or decorative objects for the home. For those craftivists, there was an opportunity to get into craftivism, referring to handmade objects, especially items incorporating knitted or sewn text or imagery, produced to promote a political message.

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For some it was only the thought of a drink that got us through long days. However, setting up a booze can – an unlicensed bar or drinking establishment, especially one set up in a private home - was probably a slippery slope.

And for the home schoolers. Ooblek takes its name from a magical green slimy substance mentioned in Bartholemew and Ooblek by Dr Seuss (already responsible for nerd and grinch), a mixture of cornflour and water typically with added food colouring. Since it forms a non-Newtonian colloidal fluid whose viscosity increases under sheer forces to the point that it behaves temporarily like a solid when pressure is applied, it’s used chiefly in teaching scientific enquiry to children.

According to Oxford University Press, coronavirus drastically accelerated changes in the English language. Its Word of the Year was expanded to encompass several Words of an Unprecedented Year including Covid 19, WFH, lockdown, circuit-breaker, support bubbles, furlough and moonshot.

Last month’s OED update included the noun zhuzh, adulting (the carrying out of mundane tasks that are a part of everyday adult life) and the term to take a (also the) knee.