Recession Dictionary: Do You Speak Recession-ese?

As housing prices plummet, stocks plunge and Americans grow poorer, there's at least one segment of life that's growing richer: the English language. From "recessionista" to "shovel ready," new words and phrases are entering the American vernacular while older ones -- like "bailout" and "zombie banks" -- are reasserting themselves in the public consciousness. Know of a recession-inspired word or phrase? Tell ABC News. Settling on catchwords, experts say, may prove comforting to people as...Full Story
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