What Do You Call the Person Who Exposes You to Covid-19?
Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.”
I literally don’t understand 90% of the scientific terms on the resumé of my 21 year-old, premed son.
In the course of doing volunteer contact tracing for Santa Clara county (Bay Area), he’s had to learn even more terminology.
So, when he used the term “co-actor” in connection with a housemate who’d recently been exposed to Covid-19, I assumed he was simply using medical jargon.
The housemate was in play rehearsals, and one of her castmates (“co-actors”) had gotten sick.
Thankfully, the housemate (“co-resident??”) tested negative a few days later.
“Rising Sophomores,” etc.
Unbeknownst to me, higher education has minted a new adjective for the gap between academic years — as in, “after sophomore year, but before junior year.”
Such a student is now referred to as a “rising junior.”
Umm . . . Ok.
To me, however, that term suggests a blue blood scion ascending in the family business (Law firm? Investment banking?).
Alternatively, it begs the question: Is a college student on the verge of flunking out a falling sophomore/junior/senior?? 🙂