The Beeb had an interview with a woman emerging from a supermarket, who said: "I haven't panicbuyed." What an amusing example of subverting a fashion and distancing oneself by parodic allusion and comic polyptoton. I simply had no idea that such sophisticated people did their shopping in Aldi.
Then the newsreader went on to tell us that somebody had criticised Mr Trump for referring to"The Chinese virus".
President Trump is not really my cup of tea. But I would have thought that, in the current crisis, even PCLG, the Politically Correct Linguistic Gestapo, might have had something better to rabbit on about than their own petty little preoccupations.
Considering the Meejah more generally, I have to say that our TV has very little news apart from members of the chattering classes endlessly pontificating about you-know-what. Some of them say "Y'know" as many as five times in a single sentence. I feel like shouting at the screen "I do NOT know".
What's that you say? Now it's me rabbiting on about my own petty little preoccupations?
Philology is never a petty little matter.
I will not enable comments which inform me that "petty little" is tautologous.