Mortgage Tart; What Does H.S.B.C. Stand for?

Thursday, February 08, 2007 | 02:13 PM

We’ve all been suitably serious about today's sub prime blow up, so we are entitled to break from the mortgage debacle to share these fascinating tidbits. The humor came our way today from members of the 4th Estate.

The first is from a person who intelligently decided to stay anon. It is via Craig's List; file it under "Desperate Home Financers" :

Mort_tart LMAO, I don't normally surf the 'girls for guys' section, but I ran across the best and funniest CL post EVER... ----- Its from a gal (definitely a HOTTIE) who does mortgages and plays with her clients! I thought to myself since I am a broker Id throw my own post up just to see what happens! ----- Now, understand Im not gonna sit here and say I'll f*$k anyone etc etc...but I have posted my pic below (yes, its really me) ----- Definitely get back to me if you need help with a refinance- if you need to lower your mortgage payments, cash out some equity, or consolidate some higher interest debt, leave me a name and contact number and we'll take it from there. Well, that’s about it, don’t know how this will go over ‘out there’ but I guess we’ll see. ----- Sincerely, Kryss Ivey

Since its from Craig's List, I have no idea as to how true it may be. But it lends itself to some very bad puns: Mortgage Broker/"Escort" will take of ALL of your needs; If you thought the appraisal was a bitch, wait until you see the inspection.

Feel free to add to the calvacade of amusement in comments.


UPDATE: February 8, 2007 3:17pm

Turns out to be a goof. JDH advises us that "the name on the mortgage tart post is signed is "Kryss Ivey" google that name and you'll see similar posts to lists in the bay area, austin and philly. Many of these have been flagged as spam by the craigslist community."

Too bad . . .  I was in the mood for a h#@@*r HELOC.


Our 2nd tidbit is via Slate's Dan Gross. He proposes a contest:

The website of the giant bank HSBC tells us that its name is an acronym for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Given the company's recent woes in the U.S. housing subprime market, perhaps alternative readings are more suitable:

A few suggestions:

Holy S***! Bad Credit!

Holding Sad Building Collateral

Wordsmiths and pundits are advised to use the comment section to suggest alternative meanings for the acronym HSBC.


Are we having any fun yet?


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