Arppies ("asset rich, penny poor")

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sun Apr 20 19:27:45 UTC 2008

on 4/20/08 2:01 PM, Benjamin Zimmer at bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU wrote:

> With bonuses that would make even a 21st century hedge fund manager
> blush, they actually invented the term conspicuous consumption.
Perhaps she meant "invested" (with new color, or sthg). Even if she were
only as old as the yuppies herself, she'd surely have known that term had
been around for decades before the yuppies.  Veblen?

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