"the financial equivalent of Hurricane Katrina"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Nov 20 16:57:57 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:47 AM, Ann Burlingham
<ann at burlinghambooks.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 9:40 PM, James Harbeck <jharbeck at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >
> > I lately received a letter from the president of my graduate alma
> > mater, Tufts University, which referred to the current economic
> > crisis as "the financial equivalent of Hurricane Katrina."
> "Financial tsunami" seems to be much more popular.

And then there's "credit tsunami", used by Alan Greenspan last month.


--Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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