Sunday, October 16, 2011

Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind

Some classic Timespeak (vintage 1936) for your Sunday evening:

Greatly heartened in this vigilance was SEC by the Roosevelt victory. It meant a clear path for the investment trust regulation which SEC will recommend to the next Congress. It was a full-speed signal for SEC's plan for segregating the function of broker and dealer, conferences with the reluctant New York Stock Exchange on that subject being scheduled for this week. And it was apparently considered a general order to SEC for brisker performance on its regular beat patrolling the U. S. securities business.

Down cracked SEC last week with a restraining order on eight individuals for alleged manipulation of Suburban Electric Securities Co. on the Boston Stock Exchange. Down cracked SEC on the big New York Stock Exchange house of W. E. Hutton & Co. and an Oakland (Calif.) partner of William Cavalier & Co. for alleged manipulation of Atlas Tack, a luckless stock whose gyration once attracted the attention of the New York Attorney General (TIME, Jan. 1, 1933).

Spotted by Garrett, to whom thanks, during the research process.

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Anonymous Stan said...

Upward turned my lips until broad was my smile.

(The sentences beginning "Down cracked..." echoed, for me, the line "Down came the rain, and washed the spider out" in the Incy Wincy Spider nursery rhyme.)

5:26 AM, October 19, 2011  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

That's ... odd. Although the repetition of "Down cracked SEC" (the lack of an article helps the weirdness, I think) does build up a bit of an emphatic rhythm.

9:45 AM, October 19, 2011  

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