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DICTION CORNER (US-English): Tue Sep 28th, 2021

DYK the British fiance wags call debt "leverage"? And interest rate demanded "gearing"?
(Being a US-Eng. speaker, I had to translate this for my sanity in the first weeks of LBS befor 9/11 "changed everything".)

DKY that the EU27 + UK had run a trade balance surplus with the US over 10 years before The Pandemic®? (You can look up top line USD-denominated figures at US Commerce.) That's why I keep tabs on FX pairs (not indices) so you don't have to: parity watch

DKY that US-Eng. synonyms for "leverage" run the gamut from "black mail" and US Congressional votes to "cash money"? That is anything but a mechanical lever.

by Cat on Fri Jan 27th, 2023 at 02:13:00 PM EST
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