Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Word of the Day

September 13, 2016
Business Insider: It keeps getting worse for Wells Fargo

The thinking is that targeted goals for opening accounts and generating fees lead employees to cur corners and open the account fradualently.

When a lender's fraud is "twice" as bad as it seems?


Fraudulent slip, lack of spell checking, and/or silly puns? You make the call! ;)


Stagflationary Mark said...

P.S. One way to "cur corners" is to skip the spell checking step.

Bad Mark. Bad! Bad! Hahaha!

Hey. Been there. Done that. Nobody's perfect. :)

mab said...

cur corners

Cur Non!

Stagflationary Mark said...

Why not? Mr. Creosote?


So who was Curnonsky? This was the pen name of Maurice Edmond Sailland (1872-1956), the French writer, novelist, biographer, and gastronome who in a public referendum in 1927 earned the title ‘Prince of Gastronomes’ basically by gently over-indulging and in grande style over a very long time. It turns out this award was a unique honour as no-one else has ever been recognised in the same way since. According to legend Curnonsky, who adopted the pen name because it sounded vaguely Russian and mysterious, was so heavy in his later years that he was he was unable to walk and was thus carried to his food assignations by six stout fellow gourmets. He died in July 1956 aged 84, allegedly after falling from his apartment window…!

And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint.

Oh sir! It's only a tiny little thin one.

Oh sir... it's only wafer thin.

Oh sir, just... just one...

Just the one, sir... voila... bon appetit...