There are three words that will shape the year 2020. They are "you're on mute". Now you might argue that "you're" might be two words, but it is a contraction of "you are", and so that makes it one word.
Hardly a day goes past when I am in a video call for work, trying to be heard, only to have someone else on the call say, "you're on mute".
When you are unmuted on a video call, the background noise can be a little distracting and annoying. The noise is amplified when you have a lot of people on the call, and their kids or dog are playing up in the background. In this situation, mute makes a lot of sense.
I wonder what other aspects of my life would enjoy having a mute button? It would be great to mute the traffic noise. What about muting that noisy party, the one that is keeping me awake at night.
Now, I know what you might be thinking. Being able to mute your partner or a close friend sounds like a good idea. Mmmm, maybe not.
It's time to get a t-shirt printed with the words, "you're on mute", just as a souvenir of this crazy year.