I have always loved puns–word plays, where words or the sense of a phrase can have two or more meanings. No limits exist to what word play we can have in the world of finance, so for a little fun, I knocked up a short pun list–inspired by today’s downgrading of a slew of European countries by rating agency, Standard and Poor’s (S&P). Perhaps, in time, I will develop it along themes, if I can get enough inspiration.
Finance-related puns are not new, and as the Pun of the day site shows, a lot of funny ones are already out there. So, I hope that my very short list is original (it’s been a long day, and I am really tired ).
S&P actions are constantly B(e)rated.
Ireland keeps its ratings this time, but will it be able to manage the punt next time?
Irate European politicians, who have called the latest downgrades ‘political’, clearly have no personal interest at stake.