Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Fliptard and Sundries

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." - James D Nicholl

Post any special words, phrases, acronyms here. Spread the joy.

22 comments:

Stanley said...

First!!

Tony Soprano said...

second damnit!

Jim, From Monterey Bay Proper said...

@ Rob Dawg

Sorry this is off topic but I've been mad as hell since I read it. I'm too young to remember the S+L Crisis - so please tell me this isn't going to be true.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a1x64z58hsB4&refer=home

Just the thought of having my tax dollars fund people who either used their house as an atm or signed on to ridiculous contracts 'cause prices are only going to go up' is just pissing me off. I suspected this was coming but it doesn't soften the blow any.

Jim

Tony Soprano said...

Looks like snowflake is starting an upswing. I think the wiki just might have woken his ass up to the gravity of the situation. Imagine a potential employer reading that! Wouldn't want the truth to get out now would we snowflake.

Rob Dawg said...

Jimjimjim,
Sorry to say but yes, this is soon to be the case. People don't think about stuff lie this when they pull the lever. Boxer and Fienstien are -leaders- the the Senate. That's sad. Make no mistake, I've little love for the other only slightly less liberal party they replaced in the majority but we are talking about people who can still sleep at night after promoting in-state tuition for people from Mexico and raising tuition for people from New Mexico.

The S+L crisis was a tune up for this big one. I was there, got a nifty photocopier for $225 that lasted years. Oh, got a house worth $1m+ for 20¢ on the dollar as well. Details. This time i'm ready. 3 or 4 more houses for 10¢-15¢ on the pesodollar. SFRs and 1-4 unit rentals in conscribed urban conurbations with unique identities. That's big talk for smaller towns that aren't physically part of larger urban areas. Maybe if things get bad enough some resort stuff will come up a duplex in Big Bear or Mammoth, a fourplex in Las Vegas with a live-in manager at half rent. Maybe even, if I'm really "lucky" an over-and-under beachfront partial rental in Cambria.

To answer your question, the bailouts work for about 5 seconds. Everyone sighs, all is well. Then the nerd with the glasses in the back says; "umm, excuse me at this rate the entire US GDP will be consumed by... about... say... Thursday. Then everyone realises the one trick pony has done its one trick and the pesodollar is off to the cellar.

Stanley said...

Dawg,

You can make book on it, by election time '08, we'll have a bailout in some form. I've said this so many times I feel like the fool running through the town square. There is no way politicians will allow this opportunity to pass them by. Any, and every, swinging dick that has a stake in the housing/financial sector will line up and make it a Patriotic Duty to come to FB's aid. Forget about logic....it's POLITICS, VOTES, and JOB SECURITY.

Hope I'm wrong, but don't think so.....

BTW, Tony's been postwhoring "First" for a couple of days...Gotcha this time :)

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

NOOB

Someone who is a beginner.

KC is such a noob in real estate, he lost his a$$, so he needs to STFU.

also fun is

www.urbandictionary.com

BJ said...

To answer your question, the bailouts work for about 5 seconds. Everyone sighs, all is well. Then the nerd with the glasses in the back says; "umm, excuse me at this rate the entire US GDP will be consumed by... about... say... Thursday.

I just hope this happens before any real expenditure is done by Congress. They are already spending too much.

Jim, From Monterey Bay Proper said...

Thanks RD

So I'm confused as to how this bailout will work. It looks like the S+L was insuring accounts for individuals. Are we going to be subsidizng houses? I was planning on the drop of .10 - .25 on the dollar. But will this prevent that from happening? If the pesodollay collapses won't that affect your ability to purchase?

Confused in MBP

Rob Dawg said...

Man, the dawg pound is really barkin' today.
Jim, the bailout isn't for -people- it is for -institutions-. People will get screwed. All kinds of weird; the lousiest employees let go first scarf up the remaining god jobs and then don't hire the good ones that held on to the end.

i'm not in the disaster loop. I've even already seen the early results in my business; total lack of end-of-year capital investment. No one was interested in early or late billing for recurring charges. All was hunker down and ready for a storm stuff.

My personal umm... "stuff" is in personal use California property, medical leasebacks, foreign denominated deopostory CDs, short term USD CDs. Some really long term matched/locked/ company matched stocks.

there is IMHO nothing that can prevent $7T of housing asset valuation from evaporating. It only remains to see what combination of dollar. infaltion and price changes achieve this. IMO this is the soft landing. $9T could go away and that would be a worldwide event. Step careful.

Akubi said...

Whatever happened to JimBobJimBobJoe or whatever his name was?

Casey Fannnnn said...

I guess this as good a place as any to post this link:

The Veep's Curious Investment Portfolio -
Is Cheney Betting On Economic Collapse?


It's interesting reading.

Was this spelling, from a sentence in the article, deliberate?:
So, while working class Americans are loosing ground to inflation and rising energy costs, Darth Cheney will be enhancing his wealth in "Old Europe"

Lou Minatti said...

Snowflake throws out the words "wholesale" and "retail" when he describes the price of a house. He uses those words all the time. I know he picked those terms up at one of the shyster seminars he paid for. When he uses those words it's like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Stephanie J. said...

Latest bastardizations that aren't necessarily the English language, but definitely the abuse of it...

The whole 'name-merge' craze
TomKat, Brangelina... Makes me want to projectile vomit.

Ah'igh, Respek

That's Hot (Paris-style)

Libtard
Cuntservative, both Craigslist prattle.

blogosphere; hell, anything with blog as a prefix.

irregardless. WTF!

Hell, I'd better stop or I'll be here all night.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I love the word "wanker" (a much more negative term for "jerk"). The rhyming slang is "Merchant Banker".

Hello Kitty said...

Loanowners

JBO=jealous bitter (loan)owners


"All kinds of weird; the lousiest employees let go first scarf up the remaining god jobs and then don't hire the good ones that held on to the end."

Rob, please tell where the 'god jobs' are. I totally want to play god!!!!! yo soy jesucristo!


Also note: There are probably 10 million people in CA waiting for the crash to buy back into the market like RD here. I wonder who will 'go first'.

sid_finster said...

Some 18th century Scotsman, and not Adam Smith, commented that democracy is unworkable as a system. Sooner or later the voters will figure out that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.

My corollary is that any system suffers from the same problem. For instance, oligarchies are notorious for using laws and government funds to benefit themselves.

The other problem with a bailout is that it creates a moral hazard. Assuming that the government had (could simply print) the money to bail out stranded institutions, the bailout only encourages a reckless attitude towards risk.

Rob Dawg said...

hrllokitty,The same as on patrick.ney? The 'god' job is taken but next week there will be assistant god openings to run topics and moderate forums.

Anyway who can forget the world famous glossary;

http://patrick.net/wp/?p=63

Today's Word For Casey said...

http://www.alphadictionary.com/goodword/today

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

I love the word "wanker" (a much more negative term for "jerk")
*******Yes it is a good word, but I thought is as another word for Jerk Off.

ratlab said...

GHETTO-RIFIC

I first heard it when I pointed out an overly pimped out Buick (gold rims, etc, etc.) to a friend and all he could say was, "Whoa, that's ghettorific!"

Oz said...

Drongo

Australian slang

Skip the birds, go for the trivia.