Tag Archives: semantics

What’s Written vs. What’s Meant!

28 May

IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN… – I haven’t bothered to look up the original reference.

IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE TO ASSUME… – If you believe this, you’ll believe anything.

OF GREAT THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE – Interesting to me.

TYPICAL RESULTS ARE SHOWN – The best results are shown.

PRESUMABLY AT LONGER TIMES… – I didn’t take the time to find out.

THESE RESULTS WILL BE REPORTED AT A LATER DATE – I might get around to this sometime.

IT IS BELIEVED THAT… – I think.

IT IS GENERALLY ACCEPTED THAT… – A guy in a bar once agreed with me.

IT IS WIDESPREAD KNOWLEDGE THAT… – Two guys in a bar agreed with me.

IT IS UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED THAT... – The bartender agreed too.

IT IS CLEAR THAT MUCH ADDITIONAL WORK WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING… – I don’t understand.

DATA HAS BEEN NORMALISED… – You wouldn’t believe the numbers I got.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS REVEALS… – I had to lie a bit.

DATA PROCESSING PROCEDURES WERE IMPLEMENTED… – I had to lie a lot.

Via Geekswithblogs

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Semantics in markets

9 Apr

Bond market vigilantes – recent events in Europe centred around sovereign debt concerns has forced  investors to seek additional protection and security by demanding higher levels of interest in the face of worldwide money printing.  Higher inflation is also compounding the issue as real rates of return are being diminished. This is quite distinct from the behaviour of a vigilante.   Investing in sovereign debt is dicey and speculative, these nations are essentially bankrupt; their borrowing capacity should be set by the market.

Debt ceiling –  this is supposed to be fixed indicating a state of permanence. Caps should be enforced and followed; the debt ceiling is not an open top roof or a temporary ceiling.

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