credit tsunami

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Oct 23 15:20:01 UTC 2008

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CNN, Oct. 23, 2008
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told a House committee Thursday
that the nation will emerge from the current credit crisis with a "far sounder
financial system."
"We are in the midst of a once-in-a-century credit tsunami," Greenspan told the
House Oversight and Reform Committee.

The databases have cites going back to Aug. 2007, from New Zealand:

2007 _National Business Review_ 10 Aug. (Factiva) Credit tsunami sweeps into NZ.
2007 _New Zealand Herald_ 27 Aug. (Factiva/Nexis) Over recent years New Zealand
has been hit by a credit tsunami.

--Ben Zimmer

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