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Offline Britta

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the latest financial jargon
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:50:37 am »
Here is a nice article on the latest financial jargon (and AmE/BrE language differences).
It appeard in a German journal today. Just ignore the German abstract and adverts, the article is in English.
 
http://www.spiegel.de/karriere/ausland/nobody-s-perfect-ian-mcmaster-ueber-den-jargon-der-banken-a-920245.html
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Re: the latest financial jargon
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 10:52:52 am »
Thanks Britta  :)
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Re: the latest financial jargon
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 07:10:34 am »
The mention of "couldn't care less" and "could care less" reminded me of Mark Odegard.  Do you all still remember him?

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Re: the latest financial jargon
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 03:22:15 pm »
No, sorry, I don't remember Mark.

Britta, thanks for this article - it is the first time I have had the mysterious phrase "quantitative easing" explained: I could never understand what it meant or how "printing more money" would help the economy, but now I do!

As for the BrE/AmE, I disagree about the "couldn't care less / could care less" as I think the second is said on both sides of the Atlantic by people who are slightly muddled.
Davel,
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Re: the latest financial jargon
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013, 11:02:06 pm »
The mention of "couldn't care less" and "could care less" reminded me of Mark Odegard.  Do you all still remember him?

JTL,

Yes, I remember Mark Odegard!  I used to chat with him quite often. He was quite intelligent and learned, but he had various physical issues.  Unfortunately, he passed away last year.  He was only 62.  Here's an obituary: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87873237
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Re: the latest financial jargon
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 11:32:12 pm »
I do remember Mark. A valued contributor. Can't remember the 'couldn't care less' thread though. But then, I am not blessed with JTL's amazing memory!