Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 18:23:59 -0500
From: Evan Morris words1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WORD-DETECTIVE.COM
Subject: Re: WALL STREET: Super Bowl Index; January Effect; Dead Cat Bounce
At 08:20 AM 1/16/98 -0500, Bapopik wrote:
=A0=A0=A0=A0 Wall Street needs an historical dictionary.
=A0=A0=A0=A0 Maybe Random House, Merriam Webster, or Oxford University P=
publish one.=A0 I mean a big, great Wall Street block that you wouldn't =
drop on your foot.=A0 Maybe tie the book in as a gift with a subscriptio=
WALL STREET JOURNAL or BARRON'S or FORBES or FORTUNE or BUSINESS WEEK
FINANCIAL TIMES or THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE.
=A0=A0=A0 All these business books, all these business periodicals, all =
investors (with money!), AND NO DICTIONARY??=A0 Oh sure, there's a book =
WALL STREET WORDS if you want to know the meaning of "IRA."=A0 But I mea=
real, historical dictionary.=A0 "Bulls" and "bears" to "white knights."
Historical cartoons included.=A0 I have piles on Wall Street terms.
I have a copy of something called "High Steppers, Fallen Angels and
a book of Wall St. slang by Kathleen Odean, published by Dodd, Mead in
found it remaindered for $2.98 at Barnes & Noble a few years ago, marked =
from $17.95. Ms. Odean does list "January Effect" (dating the idea back =
1906) but not "Super Bowl Index" or "Dead Cat Bounce," though her book is=
of neat stuff, including "Cats and Dogs."=20
MORRIS THE CAT:=A0 I'm an etymologist, too.=A0 I cat-alog words.
MORRIS THE CAT:=A0 I have a book!
MORRIS THE CAT:=A0 The MORRIS BOOK OF WORD AND PHRASE ORIGINS.
POPIK:=A0 THAT'S AN AWFUL PUN!!=A0 THAT'S IT!=A0 OUT THE WINDOW!
I have a Morris the Cat for President t-shirt.
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