Fiscal hell is full of puns. Cool.

Iceland - flickr
(image via Stuck in Customs)

Lucy’s blog just reminded me to blog about the most delicious (and predictable) pun in the history of international finance news:

“ONLINE SAVINGS FROZEN IN ICELAND”

Oh yes they DID!

Last night I turned a keen ear to the radio as several Deutsche Welle reporters tried to avoid punning the obvious. They couldn’t.

And who can blame them? Desperate times call for desperate puns. How long before the word ‘meltdown’ makes a headline appearance in this Scandinavian saga?*

But seriously, right now the potential for fiscal wordplay is the only thing between the BBC World Service and 24-hours of news-induced PANIC.


* Oh look! I think it already happened! “CREDIT FREEZE COULD WARM ICELAND TO EU MEMBERSHIP”. And talk about making lemonade when the Universe delivers you a truckload of lemons! Financial collapse = cheesy pun AND a diplomatic opportunity!


First published at tumblr Proof (v.)

Advertisements

One thought on “Fiscal hell is full of puns. Cool.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s