Friday, 10 April 2020


Whilst we’ve previously visited the term Hamsterkauf and agree that both it and Kummerspeck (grief bacon—added weight from anxiety-driven overeating) and fully endorse their adoption into common-parlance like Zivilcourage and Schadenfreude and have even explored the above related and relatable Finnish concept of pants-drunkenness, it hadn’t yet popped up as a way of sympathising with the corona crisis. What are some idiomatic expressions or regionalisms you’ve encountered used for the nonce to limn the Zeitgeist?