I was confronted with jargons like “equity market”, “VAT”, “Capital returns” and I found it guilty to assume meanings -Equity sounds like Kitty, so it must be a market that sells pussies, cats I mean. VAT is it VAT 69? Does that ring bells with you?
I therefore called my friend, a commerce graduate, to clear my doubts. The following is what he had to say.
“Equity is like a hmmm…sort of you know what I mean, it’s a kind of a ..And
hey can I call you later? Someone is at the door.”
..And someone said this for VAT –
“VAT helps the government a lot. It has been implemented in a lot ofThat’s the sort of reply you expect out of a politician, not from a student of economics!
countries world wide. It helps avoid black money.”
Having successfully tarnished them, what would I say if a plebeian wanted to know what a microprocessor is?
“It’s a kind of electronic device which helps us to do a lot of stuff in yourIsn’t it a case of the pot calling the kettle black? Long live our education system.
computer. its made up of lots of electronic circuits.. hey are you free this
evening? Let’s play cricket.”