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Front cover detail from BizzWords by Gregory Bergman.
Front cover detail from BizzWords by Gregory Bergman.

Every walk of life has its lingo. Its buzzwords and catchphrases. American business has its own colorful menagerie of slang, and always has — from bulls and bears, to bootstraps, and 800-pound gorillas, and fish in a barrel.

But buzzwords and catchphrases change. They turn over and make way for newcomers.

And when they do, in American business, they may tell us something about where we and our economy are headed.

This hour, On Point: Matadors, multi-slacking, yottabytes and frazzing. We're looking at the latest in American business buzzwords.Guests:

This program aired on July 29, 2008.

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