"The International Monetary Fund admitted--well, I say 'admitted' because it sounds more dramaticthan'said'--that it has no idea whether money it loaned to Russia's central bank was improperly diverted by Russian banks further down the line, because the IMF leaves the monitoring of disbursements to central banks.
To illustrate this point another way, consider that a change from 4000 cps to 2000 cps appears more dramaticthanadrop from 100 to 50 even though both represent a 2-fold change; the ratio, and hence relative amplitude, is the same in both cases.
But if the BOJ is determined enough--and if people like me have analyzed Japan's plight correctly--then six months or a year from now Japan may be on the road to an economic recovery more dramaticthananyonewould now dare to forecast.
The more intense shades of purple are more dramaticthantheirpaler relatives.
In a transformation no less dramaticthantheHarbourfront, the hippy slum of the 1960s has been refurbished into a chic neighborhood of fashionable boutiques, art galleries, sidewalk cafés, gourmet restaurants, and colorfully repainted old houses.
It is more important than sports, more dramaticthanthenews, and always changing.
- -Frantic in Arizona Dear Fran, You are being Molière than thou--far more dramaticthanthesituation warrants.
I'm sure I could have provided lots more dramaticthanthoseI got if I had actually ventured out of the car.