Dilbert (5/18/09)

05-18-09 (Dilbert)

I hate to be a stickler, but by uttering the phrase, “our products are junk and we’re completely out of capital,” Dilbert is already showing himself to be proficient in jargon. Despite increased interest in the financial industry, the word “capital” remains nothing but a euphemism for cash; even the word “products” is generic enough to obscure the true nature of a business (see AIG and its ever-vague “financial products” division). If Dilbert worked for General Motors, he might get to the heart of the matter by saying, “our cars are junk and we’re completely out of cash.” Instead, he’s chosen words make him sound smart and in control rather than floundering and desperate.

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