Saturday, March 15, 2014


Gibberish - On a Roll !

Gibberish or gobbledygook refer to speech or other use of language which is nonsense, or which appears to be nonsense. Officialese, legalese , and bureaucratese are all distinct art forms within the realm of "g & g"!

Here are some very fine examples of gibberish from the February edition of The NCUA Report:

"Of course, communication is a two-way street. Credit union officials can also take the initiative toward improving the exam process.  Some small, but important, steps include:

*  Proactively recognizing areas of concern and preparing potential solutions, then presenting these to your examiner in advance of the exam. (Why not make it easy on all of us? Go ahead and "turn yourself in", we know you're up to something!)

*  …establish a strong working relationship with the examiner in charge, even meeting daily for coffee. (Our folks, with little real work to do, always have plenty of time to sit around and drink coffee.)

* Remember, examiners are people, too.  (Even if we frequently forget that you are.)

And, everyone's all-time favorite for "G&G" Award of the Year honors:

*  "We're proposing a flexible, forward-looking standard that recognizes the current realities of the industry and quantifies the risks of tomorrow and beyond."  ( We're a no nonsense, robust group of current realities.)



Anonymous said...

The Morons on Duke Street and their wonderful "out for themselves Examiners" do not give a hoot for your members.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that NCUA is working on a new 5 year mission:

To explore strange new irrelevant problems, to seek out new regulatory minutiae, and new general all purpose nonsense, to boldly go where no human has gone before!