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Corporate Speak, Progressive Speak, Evangelical Speak, Couple Speak.  We have all developed second "languages" understood in context.  After 20 years of marriage, The Underpants' typical conversation is something like this:  

Him: "Fat girl still itchy?"
Her: "Nah, put a pretty on her, she's bad again."

Translation:  Is Penny the Basset Hound recovering after her run in with chiggers?  Yes! She had a bath, has a new collar and is "talking."  

And now for something completely different...

As a (gag gift) subscriber to the WSJ, it appears the journalists at "Camp Rupert" have taken GOP finance and investing language aka "Journal Speak" to a whole new level.  This near code is approaching dog whistle in print.  Please play along as I attempt to translate.

WSJ: "Banks: Confusion Still Reigns on Volcker Rule"
Translation: We haven't figured a way around it yet.

WSJ:  "How to Play the Bond Market Now"  
Translation:  Ha Ha Sucker! BigBanks already invested AND hedged their bets, but they need to make a lot of money on YOUR money - put money into this market. Now. Right now.

WSJ:  "Judge Puts Firms on Notice"
Translation:  DOJ and SEC are actively investigating; Shred = ClubFed;  see also

WJS:  "Unions Confront Rising Tide"
Translation:  Caterpillar CEO called WSJ to request Pro-Cat/anti-union article

WSJ:  "The New Greek Extremism"
Translation:  Shit! People are pissed about austerity and holding the EU accountable for Draconian tactics; EU Countries might impose progressive tax rates! Runaway! Angela where are you??

WSJ:  "Socialist France"
Translation:  See Above

WSJ:  "Buffett Looking Out of Step"
Translation: F you, Warren and your little Bershire dog too. Traitor. (Tomorrow's Headline:  "Flying Monkey Observed over Omaha")

WSJ:  "A Meaningful Measure of Pay Gap for Men and Women"
Translation:  Nothing to see here. No War on Women. Keep Calm and Carry On. Romeny 2012

WSJ:  "Obama..."
Translation:  Romney 2012

WSJ:  "Market..."
Translation:  Romney 2012

WSJ:  "What's Holding Women Back?"
Translation:  Romney 2012

Translation:  Romney 2012

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