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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.