Saturday, March 13, 2010
"Reverse Engineered" is the new "Lied".
I see a court-appointed examiner’s report on Lehman Bros. found that the company “reverse-engineered” the firm’s reports on its debt ration. How comforting, for a moment there I thought the report was going to say they “lied” and misrepresented their position to their shareholders and the public. “Reverse engineered” sounds so much more technical and clever. As in ‘Meg Whitman has reverse engineered her qualifications to be governor.’ or ‘Ahmadinejad today reverse-engineered his assurance that Iran’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.’