'You’re on mute!' - This is what you said when we asked you for 3 words to sum up lockdown

Lockdown has led to a new collective vocabulary that has become part of our daily lives and conversations. But which words perfectly sum up lockdown for you?

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 3:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 2:00 pm

Not surprisingly, 'lockdown' was voted the Collins Dictionary word of the year for 2020, whilst phrases such as Stay at home, flatten the curve, hands face space - or for Zoom users - "You're on mute!..will forever define the strange times we are living in.

But we asked you, our readers, to choose 3 words that perfectly sum up how you feel and what you will remember about lockdown.

Our words reveal a gamut of emotions that we can all probably relate to, whether they be funny, frustrated, angry, tender or poignant.

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Not surprisingly, 'lockdown' was voted the Collins Dictionary word of the year for 2020, whilst phrases such as Stay at home, flatten the curve, hands face space - or for Zoom users - "You're on mute!..will forever define the strange times we are living in

This is what you said...

These things happen - Geoff Waywell

Get the Vaccine - Stephen Smith

Bored beyond belief - Logan James Kirk

Nice and quiet - Pam Orton

Home.cooking.walking - Helen Collinson

Gone Stir Crazy - Dee Dee Hutchinson

We shall overcome - Mick Masters

Hands face space - Lindsey Ellie

Lonely, stressful, Heartbreaking - Linda Woodrow

Flipping hard work - Lynda Young

Roll on normality - Amanda Martin

Year to forget. - Christina McGrail

Just crack on - Brendan Butler

You’re on mute - Paul Adamson

Absolutely hated it - Lindy Lou

Miss my family - Carolyn Dawson

Show everyone consideration. - Pauline Owen

Not saying goodbye - Laura Nicholas

Confusion. Ignorance. Profiteering - Ian Snape

Need a holiday - Debbles Weeky

Black Lives Matter - Shaun Thompson

Let’s stay safe - Gina Baxter-Whitelegg

Open the pub - Daniel Butler

Confused, anxiety, mentally exhausted - Lisbeth Matthieson

Worst year ever - Julie Anne McCabe

Hard, scary, educational - Emma Hall

Depression, isolation, Teams - Adam Blackwell

Loved every minute! - David Faulkner

Hancock, Witty, Vallance - Kenneth Porter

One year wasted - Jo-Dee Hornby

I missed cinema - Mike Lambert

Groundhog day still - Kirst Read

Reflective, calmness, isolating - Jacqueline Preston

More wine please - Ruth Anderton

Carry on Regardless - Julie Bristow

Wine,kebabs,sleep - Dave Jennings

Only a year? - Martin Bennett

Flatten the curve - Phil O’Reilly

When’s bin day? - John Cookson

Still not working - James Bews

Business as usual - Tripti Samal

Too many lost - Linda Helvin Treadwell

People don’t listen - Nikky Vardy

Time stood still - Don Hirst

words fail me - Amanda Hall

Good, Bad, Unbelievable - Linda King

Not the best - Dave Stringfellow

Worst year ever - Tanya Elizabeth

Made me strong - Hannah Wynne

I’m fed up - Derek Heaton

I survived covid - Jo Kelly

Watched all Netflix - Jonathan Danby

Just another day - David G Wright

Totally incompetent government - Jon Harvey

Disgraceful. Unnecessary. Damaging - Gregg Rayner

Enough is enough - Brenda Webster

Had enough now! - Mandy Robinson

Yo aprendo Espanol - Josh Woodstock

Need a break - Rob Knapton

Comedy of errors - Alex Stocks

Shambolic pathetic government - Lee Derbyshire

Happy Birthday Lockdown! - Craig Buxton

We have survived - Sadia Batool

Eat sleep repeat - Patrick Sykes

Patience, perseverance and understanding - Stephen Geraghty

Alive, Jabbed, Thankful - Um Arwa

Follow lockdown rules - Emma Janet

Miss my mum - Jackie Box

Sick of it - Ste Pickering

Loved every minute - Steven Scott

Lonely frightening crazy - Tracey Lynam

Love Home Working - Nichola Whiteside

Saved my money - Katie Evans

That went fast - Leon Fell

No grassroots football - Andrea Gratton