Whoever came up with the term „social distancing“ should be ashamed. The correct term is physical distancing IMHO. We should collectively stop using the „social distancing“ term from now on.
@jwildeboer it's only a bad term because people misread its intent. It's not "put social distance between you", but rather "put distance between you during social activity".
It's a little harsh to tell people to be ashamed for not anticipating the misunderstanding
@Calcifer It is not harsh IMHO to point out that “physical distancing” has no potential for misinterpreting or misunderstanding. I also like the term “1.5 meter society” that is being used for example in the Netherlands.
@jwildeboer but it is harsh to tell someone they should be ashamed for coming up with a term just because it's misunderstood. You can encourage improvement without shitting on people
@Calcifer I’m not shitting on people. That’s your Interpretation. I use direct language. That’s how I am. I get your point but I still think “social” distancing feels like the exact opposite of what it should convey. And whoever coined that term must have known that would happen.
Thank you for agreeing with that! :)
«I think that just having chosen the term "social distancing" instead of "physical distancing" is proof that those who manage the situation do not know what they are talking about.»
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