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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


“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


“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


“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


“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

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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