Xeni Jardin at 11:12 pm Wed, Feb 3, 2010
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Clever. Stylish, even.
But it makes it sound like he’s resigning because his job is too hard. Man up, dude, or at least write a haiku that tells it like it is:
This shit be hard, man
I am sorry, customers
I suck at my job.
Ahh, Schwartz, the CEO every geek would work for… except the ones with bills to pay.
Points for style.
(Related: I guess some people pronounce financial with only 3 syllables? Maybe the ‘ial’ bit like ‘eel’? I have a hard time doing it that way. Or maybe I just count poorly or something.)
Yes, “financial” does have only 3 syllables. Here’s M-W’s pronunciation:
or, in a more readable way (but less accurate): fie – nan(t) – shul
If he were a better haiku writer, he’d have managed to squeeze in some sense of personal responsibility in the 5/7/5 format, instead of blaming the “financial crisis”.
But he is clearly as bad at haiku as he is at business leadership.
How do you pronounce financial with more than three syllables?
stalled as in: failed to respond to requests/questions/phone calls; put off. at least that’s my understanding.
brits pronounce all 4 vowels in financial: fie-nan-see-al. americans say fie-nan-shuhl.
I’m sorry, but they don’t. Four syllables is just an incorrect pronunciation. Here the result of a quick YouTube search of “British financial”: 22 seconds in, this guy says financial correctly. 24 seconds in, this guy says financial correctly. Both are Englishmen.
Can someone explain the meaning of the verb “stalled” used in this case?
Tweet once, resign anywhere.
not only is it a tweet, not only is it a resignation, but it’s a haiku, too.
Yes, a fine valedictory Haiku in the tradition of a disgraced samurai. Now he must commit seppuku and be decapitated by his successor on YouTube.
At least he has more time to write poetry now.
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