New Internationalist

The language of international corporations

December 2004
Starbucks
n. currency used in coffee shops on the moon
GAP
n. discrepancy between the money paid for a garment, and the money paid to a garment-maker
winDOW
n. insider trading
esprESSO
n. short, sharp statement by an oil company spokesperson
catastrophic
adj. of or pertaining to the wage of a Managing Director or ‘fat cat’
catflap
n. (colloq.) Managing Director denying allegations of fraud
oxymoron
Corporate Law

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