Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Exciting British Words

Recently, The Telegraph ran a story about a popular investment trust that came under fire for poor performance. One analyst said that ‘the new structure is a hotchpotch and it seems unclear what the overall objective has become.’ Another said that ‘it has been forced to reinvent itself but it is a bit of a muddle.’

You have to love a place that describes a 13.3% decline in performance as a ‘hotchpotch’ and a ‘muddle.’ Enron must have been ‘hurleyburley’ and ‘wonkey.’

(Okay, the REALLY scary thing is that hotchpotch is in the spell check dictionary.)


Blogger graycie said...

We Yanks spell it 'hodgepodge.'

1:33 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home