Random words of nonsense

Part of the problem of modern life is understanding the jargon. It is not just difficult to understand the underlying concept, but the words they use are deliberately confusing too.

Real estate: As opposed to what? Unreal estate? Virtual estate? Even better – they now have “virtual real estate” on Second Life. Sigh.

A sub-prime loan: A you-can’t-be-trusted loan.

Limited upside: This is worthless.

Soft-landing: Prices are falling.

Sub-prime loans for virtual real estate have limited upside and prices will experience a soft landing. Perfectly reasonable.

And then there’s the whole world of “political ethics” (what an oxymoron!)

Political donation: Bribe

Fiscal rectitude: It’s Charvet shirts for me, hairshirts for you.

Strictly financially controlled: Blank cheque

Fiscal rectitude can be alleviated by strictly financially controlled political donations.



  1. September 19, 2007 at 6:34 am

    Political donation: Bribe

    Now wait a minute. We have laws vaguely defining what kinds of bribery are legal, and which ones are not!

  2. Derek Slater said,

    September 19, 2007 at 6:56 am

    Well done sir.

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