Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Sales and Trading Lexicon, Vol. 1

On the tape:

Originally stemming from the act of printing a stock trade on the ticker tape, the phrase "on the tape" is also used to describe the completion or completing any kind of action, especially one involving the exchange of money.

Original usage: "30K shares of ZVZZT went on the tape- who's advertising the sale?"
"Enough dicking around! I want to put the deal on the tape by Thursday!"
"The tickets are on the tape, we're all set for the concert tonight"

The phrase can also be used to describe a successful sexual encounter.

"You went out with Mary last night, right? Did you put her on the tape?"

"Look at that smile on her face, you know she put Jim on the tape last night."


ZaPaper said...

Oooh, the creepy interpenetration of life and work.

The Man Who Sold The World said...