A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

Recent entries:
Wunch of Bankers (7/25)
“If sex is great exercise, then why are there still fat sluts?” (7/25)
“If earth is the third planet from the sun, then isn’t every country a third world country?” (7/24)
“When accountants go insane, do they start to hear invoices? (7/24)
“When is the best time for a dental appointment?"/"Tooth-hurty (2:30).” (7/24)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Page 1 of 13912 pages  1 2 3 >  Last »
Entry from July 25, 2016
Wunch of Bankers

The collective noun for a group of bankers is sometimes said to be “a wunch of bankers”—a spoonerism for “a bunch of wankers.” The “wunch of bankers” joke has been cited in print since at least 1980 and is more popular in the United Kingdom than it is in the United States.


Wiktionary: wunch
Etymology
Created by spoonerism: transposing the first letters of bunch of wankers produces the phrase wunch of bankers.
Noun
wunch
‎(plural wunches)
1. (Britain, humorous, pejorative) A group of unpleasant people, especially bankers; a supposed collective noun for bankers.

20 August 1980, The Irish Times, ‘Cunning Stunts at the Project” by Elgy Gillespie, pg. 8, col. 6:
But who, unless they knew a lot better, would take a child to a show called ‘Runts on the Stoad’ and described as being ideal for any wunch of bankers?

Google Books
The Big Con:
The Death of the Kiwi Dream

By Gordon McLauchlan
Wellington, New Zealand: GP Publications
1992
Pg. 77:
His business friends, those social cankers —
To spoonerise, a wunch of bankers —
He called together, said: ...

Google Groups: alt.usage.english
Wunch of bankers, take 2…
Mary_C....@transarc.com
4/22/93
>In article <1993Apr20...@vax1.bham.ac.uk>,
>offers:

> To your wunch of bankers, add
> A bank of wunchers, who
> Went out at noon, with a
> Counter of lunchers.
>
> They used up an entire fold of napkins.

Which is worse? A wunch of bankers or a bunch of wankers smile

Google Groups: alt.peeves
A bunch of bankers
Scott Hampton x1638
2/5/94
Rick Gordon wrote:
>I’ve always thought the proper collective noun for a group of bankers
>is “cache”.

No, the correct name for a collection of financial specialists is:

a wunch of bankers

Urban Dictionary
wunch
a gathering, a group, or a gaggle of people that work in a financial institution.
Guy in front of the 5th National Bank: Look at that wunch of bankers!
by Jimmy D October 13, 2003

Google Books
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z
By Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor
New York, NY: Routledge
2006
Pg. 2128:
wunch noun a group of bankers. UK
Collective noun. A jokey Spoonerism of ‘bunch of wankers’
http://www.LondonSlang.com, June 2002

Urban Dictionary
Wunch of Bankers
A financial organisation that is incapable of reliably handling your money matters and instead cause unneccessary stress.
Barclays Bank plc are a Wunch of Bankers, as are any other bank who don’t employ enough people to answer the phone and instead leave you waiting a long time for your call to be answered while they give your money to someone else.
#barclays #hsbc #bank #telephone queues #answer
by dustyp August 24, 2009

Google Books
Darqlands
By Dean Cracknell
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2011
Pg. 60:
‘You know the usual city types, stock-brokers, insurance assessors, bankers.’ He stopped for a moment and started to giggle. ‘Do you now the collective noun for a group of Bankers? - A Wunch, d’yahgeddit? A Wunch of Bankers’

The Daily Edge
13 of the English language’s most delightful collective nouns
A wunch of bankers?
Jan 8th 2014, 9:30 PM
(...)
A wunch of bankers

reddit
What do you call a group of bankers?
submitted July 24, 2016 by Hamesbronz
A Wunch

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Monday, July 25, 2016 • Permalink


Page 1 of 13912 pages  1 2 3 >  Last »