Monday, June 1, 2009

In Ben & Tim We Trust? Nightmare #2

Never have I read a wire-report that has more inadvertently used a proper verb to describe the (ongoing and soon to worsen) economic mess that is Federal Economic Policy. Here, the word of choice is "divine." The entire paragraph that caught my fancy reads:
"With officials still grappling to divine the factors steepening the yield curve, a speedy decision on whether to ramp up the Treasury debt purchase program or the related plan to snap up mortgage-related debt seems unlikely."

Here's a dictionary definition (from Webster's):

div·i·na·tion            Listen to the pronunciation of divination
Middle English divinacioun, from Latin divination-, divinatio, from divinare
14th century
1: the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers
2: unusual insight : intuitive perception

Things are so economically bad in this country that our Ivy-trained economists are no more useful at telling us what is going on than the Horoscopes.

Sweet dreams are made of these...

1 comment:

  1. hahaha....interesing find. I think this is pretty much true of ivy-trained anything


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