Posted on May 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
When, where, and why did the phrase “social distancing” first appear?
If your guess was this past spring over the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’d actually be wrong.
We will tell you that sociologist Karl Mannheim coined it in 1957; head to the Guardian to have Steven Poole explain the rest.
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