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Entry from December 17, 2020
Oysgezoomt

Zoom video communications became popular in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. The Yiddish word “oysgezoomt” (fatigued or bored by Zoom) was coined, “New Yiddish-English #coronacoinage (via my cousin): Oysgezoomt” was posted on Twitter by Nancy Friedman on May 1, 2020.

An image was posted on Facebook by The Shul Center (and others) on May 4, 2020:

New Yiddish Word!
“Oysgezoomt"=
Over-exposed to,
fatigued by,
exhausted from,
bored by, had it
with...Zoom!”
“Ich bin azoy
‘oysgezoomt’”! (I’m
so done with Zoom! 



Wikipedia: Zoom Video Communications
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) is an American communications technology company headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides videotelephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations. Zoom’s business strategy focuses on providing an easier to use product than competitors, as well as cost savings, which include minimizing computational costs at the infrastructure level and having a high degree of employee efficiency.
(...)
Beginning in early 2020, Zoom’s software usage saw a significant global increase following the introduction of quarantine measures adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twitter
Nancy Friedman
@Fritinancy
New Yiddish-English #coronacoinage (via my cousin):
Oysgezoomt
4:13 PM · May 1, 2020·Twitter Web App

Facebook
The Shul Center
May 4, 2020 at 9:33 AM ·
We’re all a bissel “oysgezoomt” these days… 😂
(The following text is from an image that went viral.—ed.)
New Yiddish Word!
“Oysgezoomt"=
Over-exposed to,
fatigued by,
exhausted from,
bored by, had it
with...Zoom!”
“Ich bin azoy
‘oysgezoomt’”! (I’m
so done with Zoom! 

Twitter
j.daniel Flaysakier
@jdflaysakier
Le yiddish est une langue qu’on dit mourante maisqui crée encore des néologismes ! Dernier né l’adjectif « Oysgezoomt » qui peut se traduire par « etre lassé, en avoir marre de Zoom »
Translated from French by
Yiddish is a language that is said to be dying but which still creates neologisms! Last born the adjective “Oysgezoomt” which can be translated as “to be bored, to have enough of Zoom”
1:38 PM · May 6, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Australian Jewish News
Gamzumped, Gezoomt and Gezunt
By Ralph Genende
MAY 7, 2020, 2:09 PM
(...)
Well, there’s now a new Yiddish word which sounds similar but has a rather different meaning: “Oysgezoomt” = Over-exposed to, fatigued by, exhausted from, bored by, had it with… Zoom. “Ich bin azoy oysgezoomt”! (I’m so done with Zoom!)

Twitter Fictional Teacher Books
@FictionlTeacher
oysgezoomt
Definition:
Yiddish neologism meaning Zoomed out, over exposed to Zoom.
12:14 PM · Jun 9, 2020·Twitter for Android

WIRED
ANNE FADIMAN BACKCHANNEL 06.17.2020 01:09 PM
Screen Share: A College Teacher’s Zoom Journal
For 15 years, my students and I huddled together in cozy classrooms to study the craft of writing. Then came Covid-19.

(...)
A friend who teaches at another university tells me that a new Yiddish word has been invented: oysgezoomt, “over-exposed to Zoom,” as in “Ich bin azoy oysgezoomt!” (“I’m so done with Zoom!”)

Twitter
Sophya
@Sophya_AI
“A new Yiddish word has been invented: oysgezoomt, “over-exposed to Zoom,” as in “Ich bin azoy oysgezoomt!” (“I’m so done with Zoom!”)” - @Yale University professor shares her #onlinelearning experience.
Who else has new words and ways to describe #ZoomFatigue?
12:02 PM · Jun 29, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

Twitter
Lior (Christine) Locher FRSA
@ChristineLocher
Replying to @WorldofGoodBook
they coined a new word in Yiddish: oysgezoomt. = zoomed out. AND at the same time, also delighted you are flying the flag for making work work for people and for folks to look after themselves and each other. Good to hear people are looking into this more.
12:23 PM · Jul 16, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Doc Jones@languagejones · 10h
Signed up for @americandialect Word of the Year but not sure if I’ll be able to participate — there’s kind of a thing happening tonight? It’s been going on for a few nights actually? Anyway if I don’t make it to the zoom, I want to speak against “oysgezoomt” as WOTY

Doc Jones
@languagejones
Replying to @languagejones
I use and love oysgezoomt, but it hasn’t exactly caught on. My tweets right now are significantly adding to the total number of uses on Twitter. Most are not actual use, but mention, claiming Yiddish speakers are using it.
6:15 PM · Dec 17, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Savi
@dapiridoobman
Replying to @dapiridoobman
Zoom word of the year nominees:
oysgezoomt (fatigued or bored by zoom, hello YIDDISH language contact!)
you’re muted
zoom-bombing
zoom fatigue
zumping (zoom dumping, tho it is...ambiguous Grimacing face) #WOTY2020
GIF
7:59 PM · Dec 17, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Yiddish Praxis
@RokhlK
Replying to @yudel @JewYid and 2 others
I like oysgezoomt. I dare say, even, it’s a good Yinglish neologism. It recalls the ever present (in Yiddish) ‘oysgemutshet’ [utterly exhausted] but updated for this new 2020 hellscape context.
10:11 PM · Dec 17, 2020·Twitter for iPad

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