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The world's markets

The recent fluctuations on the world's markets have coined some new fun English:-

Helium was up, feathers were down.
Paper was stationary.
Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading.
Knives were up sharply.
Cows steered into a bull market.
Pencils lost a few points.
Hiking equipment was trailing.
Elevators rose, while escalators continued their slow decline.
Weights were up in heavy trading.
Light switches were off.
Mining equipment hit rock bottom.
Diapers remain unchanged.
Shipping lines stayed at an even keel.
The market for raisins dried up.
Coca Cola fizzled.
Caterpillar stock inched up a bit.
Sun peaked at midday.
Balloon prices were inflated.
And Scott Tissues touched a new bottom.


  1. I love the blog, but I'm curious as to why your date settings are so wrong. Is that good english? ;)

  2. No, just sometimes I am away from my computer for a while, so I block fill a week or so in advance. Oops! I have been caught out!

  3. yes I had noticed it as well, so I know why now!


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