Sunday, Oct 25, 2009

A conspiracy of pusillanimity

Observer: We can put a stop to huge, undeserved bank bonuses

"The bonuses being paid this year are not a reward for talent, but the product of taxpayer support, central bank rates so cheap they are almost free, and reduced competition."

Posted by letthemfall @ 09:12 AM (1337 views)
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1. enuii said...

Just so everyone knows it's a 14th century word for cowardliness, "Pusillanimity" is generally used as a noun (singular) and is only used about 5 times out of a sample of 100 million words spoken or written in English as ranked by websters online dictionary based on over 700,000 words used in the English language.

Sunday, October 25, 2009 09:21AM Report Comment
 

2. paul said...

Ding ding ding!

You've used the word of the day - "Pusillanimity".

(Last used in September 1834, it describes the state or condition of being pusillanimous; timidity; cowardliness.)

Sunday, October 25, 2009 09:27AM Report Comment
 

3. paul said...

The simplest way to stop the bonuses?

STOP QE!

Sunday, October 25, 2009 09:34AM Report Comment
 

4. phdinbubbles said...



Sorry

Sunday, October 25, 2009 09:35AM Report Comment
 

5. happy mondays said...

Nice phdinbubbles... How do you load up the you tube?

Sunday, October 25, 2009 09:51AM Report Comment
 

6. letthemfall said...

Good job we're all educated chaps eh? Seems an apposite word to me. I can't believe it was last used in 1834 though.
(Do we all know what apposite means?)

Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:02AM Report Comment
 

7. robh said...

The famous Ruttles lyric from the song 'Another Day'

At times like these
When enemies can number more than friends
A friend indeed is what I need
Not someone who pretends
NastyI'm on my way
I cannot stay
Another day
....
You're so pusillanimous, oh, yeah
Nature's calling, and I must go there


(Neil Innes)

Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:06AM Report Comment
 

8. drewster said...

Surely if we put a stop to bonuses, they'll just pay bankers more in basic wages instead? Or find a creative way around the system?

Sunday, October 25, 2009 10:59AM Report Comment
 

9. paul said...

It was last used in 1834, until Marina's broadcast.

Honestly.

Sunday, October 25, 2009 11:06AM Report Comment
 

10. letthemfall said...

phdin.. They'll be playing that in year 10 English lessons before long.

robh I didn't realise I was in such august company. The only Ruttles song I can remember is: I feel good, I feel bad...

paul Have I unwittingly made this site a once in a 200 year event?

drewster No doubt. Windfall tax.

Sunday, October 25, 2009 11:28AM Report Comment
 

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12. crunchy said...

11. titaniccaptain

Then you would be under her spell, if you are not already.

Bookends?

Sunday, October 25, 2009 02:23PM Report Comment
 

13. Shrubpig1 said...

No problem with bonuses as long as these people have out performed the Ftse.
Since April the ftse is up 50% so being in the game they should have out performed this. Infact Lloyds Barclays Rsb shares up 250-500% same with house builders.
What i could not stand is if they have not out performed the market and then get rewarded. Its been easy money this year. what would be good would be a rolling tally of their performance including 2008.

Sunday, October 25, 2009 03:49PM Report Comment
 

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