Comments on: Watching our language: Writing about the financial crisis http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2009/03/16/watching-our-language-writing-about-the-financial-crisis/ Dean Wright on Ethics, Innovation and Values Sun, 08 Apr 2012 05:10:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mike http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2009/03/16/watching-our-language-writing-about-the-financial-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-405 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:47:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/?p=107#comment-405 forked tongue devils, the media embraces these words which cannot be found in the dictionary. they are words of ignorance made on purpose to deflate the seriousness of the crimes and deeds of the industry. example: disengenuious = liar!!!. these words hurt the fabric of society. and to think, there are companies out there that are hired to think up these foolish words. woe unto those who mislead gods children. food for thought!!

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By: phoenix1 http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2009/03/16/watching-our-language-writing-about-the-financial-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-403 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:47:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/?p=107#comment-403 I have a new word for them: Massive Criminal Enterprise wrapped in Fraud.

We are insane to tolerate this outright criminality by our government and financial institutions.
They belong in prison.

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By: Nirmala Ayyar http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2009/03/16/watching-our-language-writing-about-the-financial-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-402 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 07:26:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/?p=107#comment-402 Warren Buffett is the person who has a way with words. Simply fantastic how he can produce a vivid, visually effective, and extremely funny picture that also seems spontaneous and effortless

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By: Ross Stewart http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2009/03/16/watching-our-language-writing-about-the-financial-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-401 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 04:39:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/?p=107#comment-401 A few words with which to add my two cents worth: Why is it that the biggest cheerleaders of the past umpteen years, for the banking industry, investment bankers, the mortgage industry, the securities brokerage houses, the insurance industry, Fanny & Freddy; those who fought tooth and nail against regulation and oversight for these entities, and those who received the largest amounts in contributions from these corporations, are now at the forefront, crying ’foul,’ and demanding tougher regulations and retributions against the very same companies that they promoted? I’m referring specifically to three gentlemen, (term used loosely,) named Barney Frank, Charles Schumer and Chris Dodd.
As for my definitions, I would like to contribute the following:
MEZZANINE MORTGAGES —BBB RATED CMO BONDS—MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS JUNK BONDS
TRANCHE—A SLICE OF THE PIE—RATED ACCORDING TO THE QUALITY OF MORTGAGES WITHIN THE TRANCHE
COUNTERPARTIES—THE GUYS YOU ARE DOING THE DEALS WITH
FALSE PROFITS—(SOUNDS LIKE “BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS“—FROM THE BIBLE)—MADOFF VICTIMS’ RETURNS
TARP—TROUBLED ASSETS RELIEF PROGRAM—WE USED TO TAKE A LAXATIVE TO HELP US WITH THAT ONE

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By: Ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2009/03/16/watching-our-language-writing-about-the-financial-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-399 Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:54:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/?p=107#comment-399 I’ve noticed that a whole lot of journalists here in the UK appear so used to these linguistic games that even a year on, they still don’t realise that a toxic asset is something different to a bad asset. (Count the number of columns along the lines of “WHY can’t the Treasury value them?”) Presumably they think it’s just another trendy rebranding….

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By: HiredGoon http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2009/03/16/watching-our-language-writing-about-the-financial-crisis/comment-page-1/#comment-398 Tue, 17 Mar 2009 03:52:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/?p=107#comment-398 Specufestor – a portmanteau of the words speculator, infest and investor. It is use as a derogatory label for those who poured into the housing market gambling on price rises.

A sample sentence: “A property magazine said my town was going to boom – now it’s been over run by specufestors!”

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