The American River Current

Coronavirus to change centuries-old greeting; frankly it’s time

People have been shaking hands for thousands of years. Is the arrival of a deadly virus signaling the end of the hand shake greeting? (photo courtesy of dreamstime.com)

Clifton Bullock

March 30, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the lexical impact is just as evident as its societal impact. Terms like “community spread” and “social distancing” have become the “new normal.” Before, when a person got sick, we always tried to remember who we were around while healthy to see who...

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