A Beatles song for every financial meltdown

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You Never Give Me Your Money
(♫…you only give me your funny paper… ♫)

A carefree tune for these parlous economic times *,
from The Beatles, Abbey Road (1969)
……………………………………………………………………………………

* And on that point,
why is the global economy always in a “parlous” state?

Does this word serve no other purpose
than to furnish economists
with their own special euphemism for “scary”?

The short answer?
Yes.

The Maven’s Word of the Day (Random House):
Parlous is actually just a variant form of perilous, and that’s exactly what it means… The existence of the form parlous is the result of a linguistic phenomenon called syncope, in which a word is shortened by the omission of one or more sounds from the middle of it….”

Indeed.
Now play on, my cheerful troubadours….

All the money’s spent, nowhere to go…


First published at tumblr Proof (v.)

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