Post Double-Dip Price Flatness

Submitted by Rich Toscano on August 6, 2010 - 11:27am
The Rodeo approacheth... in the meantime, for those wondering what happened to prices in the first non-double-dip month, the answer is that they were pretty flat overall:



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Submitted by sdduuuude on August 6, 2010 - 8:15pm.

I hate that "double-dip" term. It think of it as two drops in the price, or two recessions. I spent a good 30 seconds trying to figure out how this represented a double-dip, then I realize you mean the two government credits.

We need a new name for the act of getting getting both govt handouts ...

"Double-cheeze", perhaps ?

Submitted by Rich Toscano on August 6, 2010 - 10:04pm.

JtR uses double-cheeze (though without the rakish "z" spelling). In any event, the double-whatever period is behind us now, so your ordeal will soon be over.

Submitted by sdduuuude on August 7, 2010 - 9:09pm.

It's cheezier that way.

I'm not liking "double-whatever" either.

Submitted by FormerSanDiegan on August 9, 2010 - 8:59am.

My suggestion ...
"double scoop" - as in two scoops of ice cream, for government credit period that has passed

"double dip" - for the theoretical back-to-back recession/home price decline scenario.

Submitted by wooga on August 9, 2010 - 10:17am.

I agree that the use of the phrase "double dip" always makes me think of a "second decrease in value."

In retail language, people combining two rebates/credits/coupons are STACKING them. So it makes more sense to use "stack" as the start for the phrase rather than "dip" or "cheese."

For example, compare (a) "what happened to prices in the first non-double-dip month" to (b) "what happened to prices in the first non-stacking month." The latter is, IMO, clearer than the former. Plus, it saves you one syllable.

Submitted by afx114 on August 9, 2010 - 6:22pm.

Double-double, animal style. Mmmmm...

Submitted by CDMA ENG on August 10, 2010 - 8:05am.

sdduuuude wrote:
I hate that "double-dip" term. It think of it as two drops in the price, or two recessions. I spent a good 30 seconds trying to figure out how this represented a double-dip, then I realize you mean the two government credits.

We need a new name for the act of getting getting both govt handouts ...

"Double-cheeze", perhaps ?

Man. When did you turn into Russell Bellamy?

CE

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