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.

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Entry from March 08, 2011
Bwanker (banker + wanker)

"Bwanker” (banker + wanker) is, like the word “wanker,” more popular in the United Kingdom than in the United States. A “bwanker” is a banker who is a wanker (or “jerkoff").

The word “bwanker” has been cited in print since at least October 2008.


Urban Dictionary
Bwanker
A bwanker is a high level banker (mainly Irish) who has been part of the reckless lend, lend, lend culture which led mainly to the recession of 2008/9. Part of the cronie culture, the bwanker acts with the apparent blessing of his government buddies, and seems free from blame in anything he does or has done.
“Ireland has gone down the toilet! I can’t get a job, pay my mortgage, and I am eating out of the neighbour’s dustbin to survive!”
“So, who’s fault is that?”
“Awww.. you know yourself! Sure its the government and the bwankers.”

by Xsnrg Feb 4, 2010

Wiktionary: wanker
Noun
wanke
r (plural wankers)
1.(UK, Australian, New Zealand, vulgar slang) A person who wanks.
2.(UK, Australian, New Zealand, slang, pejorative) An idiot, a stupid, annoying or ineffectual person.
3.(UK, Australian, New Zealand, slang, pejorative) Someone who shows off too much. Someone who is overly proud of himself.

The Art of the Australian Insult
A bunch of bwankers
October 8, 2008, 2:46 am
Another view on the global financial crisis from Sun-Herald reader Karel Kratochvil of Randwick:

“What a bunch of bwankers! Bwanker (bwank’a) n: a highly-paid financial expert who invests clients’ money by lending it to people who can’t pay it back.”

Abandon All Fear
[High Noon] Bwankers vs Sheriff of Chicago
Posted by Lex Fear on October 13, 2008

Lawfully Turn Your Debts Into Cash
Friday, 7 November 2008
Bankers, Bankers, Bankers Are A Load Of Bwankers!

The Herald (Scotland)
Alan Taylor’s Week
Alan Taylor
24 Jan 2009
(...)
SHALL I ever tire of reminding you that The Times, a rag, recently asked whether Sir Fwed the Shred, erstwhile chief exec of Royal Bank of Scotland, was the world’s best bwanker?

The Times (London)
April 2, 2009
Battle of Threadneedle Street: from good-natured marches to a day of mayhem
Martin Fletcher, Tom Whipple, Adam Fresco and Kaya Burgess
(...)
But until the eruption in Threadneedle Street the protests had been remarkably good-natured. United by a ragbag collection of grievances, they carried banners that ranged from the extreme (“Abolish money”) to the faintly humorous (“Capitalist bwankers” and “Swindlers’ list”).

Zero Hedge
50 State Attorney General 27 Page “Settlement” on Fraudclosures
Submitted by 4closureFraud on 03/07/2011 20:38 -0500
(...)
COMMENTS
by Zero Govt
on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 23:10
so basically the WS bwankers and State Attorney Generals have struck a deal…

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Tuesday, March 08, 2011 • Permalink