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Has anyone else lost a chunk of their vocabulary over the pandemic? I used to be pretty articulate but now I have a continuous “tip of the tongue” effect and feel like I’m using crude and dull language that just doesn’t reflect what I’m thinking/feeling

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Yes! I blame it on being a cooped up extrovert. My mind is atrophying from lack of friendship 😔.

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I literally thought I was over stressed and losing my mind. Glad it’s not just me but sorry its affecting all of us.

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Yes! I misspeak way more these days, and it’s even translated to my writing and my comprehension skills some. So weird.

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Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick

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Yes, also a locked-up extrovert right now. I’m happy to read I’m not the only one. Trying to read to compensate, but writing and vocab have gone down the drain and those are my strong suits

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I have the best words

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You mean you can actually talk like a normal person now instead of the constant corporate jargon? “Let’s circle back to this...”

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English is my third language so being stranded at home made me forget about 20% of vocab. Most of my close friends do speak other languages

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Discord server w my college friends keeps my conversation skills up. We end up having real discussions beyond just the usual meme-ing and catching up on daily events

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I’ve been writing more to keep language sharp. Seems to be working?

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As an introvert I have developed a lifelong habit of talking to myself which has helped me to maintain my vocabulary during the pandemic 😂😂

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Does your robust vocabulary at work make explaining things easier or just more unnecessarily complicated with additional ‘legal jargon’

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