underwater (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Dec 20 18:39:46 UTC 2010

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I'm more used to seeing "upside down", particularly with car loans.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
Behalf Of
> Victor Steinbok
> Sent: Monday, December 20, 2010 12:14 PM
> Subject: underwater
> About a month ago (11/13) I commented in another thread,
> http://goo.gl/Mp6Pq
> > Something I've been meaning to suggest that appears to be missing
> > the OED (but not from Wiki) is "underwater" (or "under water") in
> > sense of "negative equity". A recent headline, for example,
> > my attention because it read, "One in Three Chicago Area Homes Under
> > Water". I would certainly suggest this for inclusion.
> [There is more in the original post.] At the time, I neglected to
> include a link to the text.
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