Saturday, January 05, 2008

SUPERDUPER-SUBPRIME: WORD OF THE YEAR 2008?



Even the American Dialect Society knows how risky home mortgages are these days. The group of wordsmiths chose "subprime" as 2007's Word of the Year at its annual convention Friday.






You people are the lowest scum in town."........This expression of utter frankness takes over Jason's beautiful face, and he says, "I don't think we're the lowest scum in town." He didn't argue we weren't scum,just disputed our position on the depth chart.


They'd been holding those kids as hostages to the welfare machine and drawing decent ransom checks.........so he'd installed Jamalee to answer the phone and mimic his woman. A piece of paper had been taped to the wall above the phone, and it had files, sort of, on his kids: birth dates, eye colors, school situations, excuses: so Jamalee could talk straight to any social welfare snoops.

Tomato Red....Daniel Woodrell

Definitely candidates for a "supersubprime" loan, or perhaps a "superduper-subprime" loan.

What is a bank, an organization that lends you an umbrella on a sunny day, but wants it back when it starts raining.







1 Comments:

Blogger Peter said...

And the heavier the rain falls, the more the bank entices you to buy umbrellas.
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