Re: those irregular prepositions
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 16:49|
One of the more peculiar usages, AFAIK ONLY in stock-market reports (both
press and radio/TV) and brokers' jargon, is "on the day"--
"IBM advanced 2 points on the day"
"Volume was 55 million shares on the day" etc. etc.
How about in the UK financial world? Any such oddities in
German/French/other financial jargons?
Of long standing I think; it was one of the first things I noticed way back
in the 70s, when I began to pay really close attention to things financial.