Coronavirus sees unprecedented rise in the use of the word unprecedented!


The rise of the Coronavirus has been matched by an equivalent rise in the use of the word unprecedented by politicians, CEOs, news anchors and even satirical websites.

“We’re living in unprecedented times!  We’ve never seen this kind of thing before!” says a local newscaster whose research had neglected the 1918 flu epidemic and the black death plague and indeed all of the previous plagues…

This has led to Inigo Montoya saying, “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.”

“Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions!” is the cry of many politicians from Emperor Palpatine onwards, to take control of the situation.  Whether that be to execute order 66 or the slightly less drastic action of restricting people to their homes.

However a more worrying trend (well obviously less worrying than the Coronavirus itself) is the unprecedented rise in the use of the word unprecidented:

This has led to English teachers declaring, “This just goes to show the unprecedented decline in spelling standards amongst the youth today!”

All of these unprecedented events have led to an unprecedented number of times the word unprecedented (and even unprecidented) was mentioned in this article which has led to an unprecedented number of readers getting bored and then….

…wait where are you going?  I haven’t finished yet!

Reporter: John Spencer aka Not the Bible 

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