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The coronavirus pandemic gave 2020 a brand new dictionary, and seemingly in a single day, company America started talking with a brand new language. These are some of the phrases whose use skyrocketed this year, primarily based on greater than 20,000 company shows that The Instances analyzed with Sentieo, a analysis agency.

Talked about in 2,128 calls this yr vs. 3 final yr

+70,830percenta

“These are unprecedented occasions. A number of our reopening isn’t just our resolution. We’re not absolutely in management.” Christine McCarthy, C.F.O. of the Walt Disney Firm, on Sept. 9

14,655 calls vs. 8,528

+70%

“We’ve by no means been in a more difficult atmosphere.” Larry Culp Jr., C.E.O. of Common Electrical, on Oct. 28

175 vs. 16

+1,000%

“If a name in 2020 goes by with out someone saying, ‘You’re on mute,’ the yr wouldn’t be full.” Aman Bhutani, C.E.O. of GoDaddy, on Dec. 15

450 calls vs. 152

+200%

“Clearly, Covid has completely humbled the world.” Ashley McEvoy, worldwide chairman of medical gadgets at Johnson & Johnson, on Nov. 19


That’s it for this briefing. There received’t be a e-newsletter tomorrow. We’ll be again in 2021. Completely happy New Yr! Right here’s hoping that the transition into the following yr leaves you feeling just a little lighter.

— Melina


Thanks
Carole Landry helped write this briefing. Theodore Kim and Jahaan Singh offered the break from the information. You’ll be able to attain the workforce at briefing@nytimes.com.

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