Fun With Words
| Peter Klein |
You know the game where you take a common word, add or change one letter, and create a new definition? Our good friend Randy W. sends these examples, including some economics and management terms:
1. Cashtration: The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
2. Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
5. Bozone: The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating.
I tried but all I could come up with is
6. Jive-forces analysis: a model analyzing the effect of intra- and
inter-industry rivalry on the truthfulness of corporate disclosures.
Dear readers, give it your best shot!
UPDATE: I thought of a few more:
7. Basset specificity: relationship specific investments dog-lovers make in their hounds.
8. Strategic compliments: what you give your significant other on Valentine’s Day.
9. Perennial gale of creative distraction: the blogosphere. (OK I changed two letters on that one.)