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Monday, January 12, 2009

Let’s bail, dudes

The American Dialect Society has voted on the word of the year for 2008. The winner is "bailout".

bailout, the rescue by the government of companies on the brink of failure, including large players in the banking industry.

The Management is pleased that it’s not alone in wasting your tax dollar and is looking forward to regaling The Young People of Tomorrow with frightening tales of deprivation and hardship.

"You kids today don’t know how good you’ve got it! Back in Aught-Nine all twenty-seven of us lived in a box in the middle of I-10 and paid a man $7.28 a day just to let us work! We got up four hours before we went to bed and lived nothing but ramen noodles and local brand bottled water! AND WE LIKED IT!"

The word voted most likely to succeed is "shovel-ready".

shovel-ready: Used to describe infrastructure projects that can be started quickly when funds become available.

The Management is disappointed with this choice. It sounds a lot like “off the shelf”, “out of the box”, or “just add water”. Y’know…like ramen.

"And we didn’t have all the fancy toys you little ingrates have got nowadays! We had to make do with cellphones, teh intarwebs, laptops, PDAS, Bluetooth accessories, plasma TVs, and ramen! AND WE LIKED IT!"

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