[Ads-l] Word: Greitgue

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 28 22:51:27 UTC 2015

Clarification/Apology: The Business Insider article actually uses two
different spellings: "Gretigue" and "Greitgue". The second is probably
a misspelling.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Grexit, Grexident, and now Greitgue.
> Website: Business Insider
> Article: Wall Street traders are so tired of the Greece news they made
> up a new word to complain about it
> Author: Myles Udland
> Timestamp: Jun. 26, 2015, 1:33 PM
> http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-street-greece-word-gretigue-2015-6
> [Begin excerpt]
> And now, traders have come up with a new word to describe just how
> laboring following all of the "will they, won't they" headlines really
> is: Gretigue.
> In an afternoon email on Friday, Rich Barry at the NYSE wrote that
> Greitgue is simply defined as "Fatigue of all things Greek."
> [End excerpt]
> Perhaps this term will shift to apply to the fatigued people within
> Greece instead of traders.

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