The Brief: CornTeen is a fun way to say "quarantine," usually in reference to COVID-19 isolation and quarantine measures.
Cornteen or Corn Teen are ways to say “quarantine.” Popular online, this spelling can be either an intentional misspelling of the word or a way to illustrate how people with certain accents would pronounce quarantine. As the spread of COVID-19 has caused many people to quarantine or self-isolate, the term has become a fun way to talk about it.
— fake mattie (@mattie_rogers) March 27, 2020
Cornteen is fucking hard when you're out of pepperoni…
— Trailer Park Boys (@trailerparkboys) March 27, 2020
Normal Humans: Quarantine
People in South Carolina: Corn Teen
— PreCovidSocialDistancedMrNeal (@heymrneal) March 26, 2020
Best wishes to the many brave Americans who believe they are currently under “cornteen.” pic.twitter.com/GXYsifQoiS
— Evan DeSimone (@Smorgasboredom) March 25, 2020
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 25, 2020
An actual Corn Teen: