Top 10 government euphemisms for a recession

September 30, 1992

(From the 'Late Night with David Letterman' Book of Lists.)

10. Lifestyle downscaling opportunity.

9. Our little problem.

8. The ugly, stupid cousin of robust growth.

7. Something for you '30s nostalgia buffs.

6. Cheap meat-eatin' days.

5. A treat for our bankruptcy lawyer friends.

4. A good time to switch to RC Cola.

3. Still a hell of a lot better than any country in South America, pal.

2. The National Bummer.

1. It's Krazy Dollar Days.

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