“Many of us have a secret language, the private lexicon of our home life. Perhaps you have a nickname from a parent that followed you into adulthood. Maybe you have an old joke or a shared reference to a song … During the pandemic, we’ve spent dramatically more time in those quarters, and our in-group slang has changed accordingly.” The Atlantic: Why We Speak More Weirdly at Home. “When people share a space, their collective experience can sprout its own vocabulary, known as a familect.” (In my house, it’s known as a f**king familect.)