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International Sock Market

Wool aisle be darned.
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I sat, surrounded by flickering screens, images of wool futures, silk futures, glove derivatives, sub-prime support hose, sports futures, stockings and all manner of Spandex and Lycra garmentry flashing before my eyes... this was the lot of a busy sock trader, these days.

I gleefully offloaded 12 million pairs of left socks, Russian military, 1968, size 18.5 to a trader in China who wasn't aware that socks that size would make good peter- heaters for a bull African elephant. Heaven knows what he was going to do with them.

Now... how the hell was I supposed to get rid of 161,000 4.2 tonne bales of lint?

UnaBubba, May 08 2012

The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble http://www.juliango...rgeisa-goat-bubble/
Only tangentally related - a cautionary tale of goats, speculation and markets. [zen_tom, May 08 2012]

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       So, tell me again how the invention preceded the pun?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 08 2012
  

       The international market already socks.
theircompetitor, May 08 2012
  

       Well, my daughter is doing a school project on international trade, for her Year 5 studies, and she asked whether the local sock market affected our balance of payments. So, it wasn't so much a pun as a mistake that set it off, [Max].
UnaBubba, May 08 2012
  

       Now we understand why the London Stock Exchange Index is colloquially referred to as the "Footsie 100" ...
8th of 7, May 08 2012
  

       I'm pretty sure you've nailed it, [8th]. Nothing to do with the Financial Times.
UnaBubba, May 08 2012
  

       Damn, there aren't any more sock puns, are there. Not even winsock..
not_morrison_rm, May 09 2012
  

       Oh, sure you'll see plenty of sock brokers clean up on the floor, but it's always the consumers who foot the bill.
Alterother, May 09 2012
  

       //there aren't any more sock puns//   

       ***must resist****
AusCan531, May 09 2012
  

       Resistance Is Futile …
8th of 7, May 09 2012
  

       Puns are fast becoming [ubie]'s stocking trade.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 09 2012
  

       Puns have always been my stock in trade, [Max]. I think in puns and double entendres.
UnaBubba, May 09 2012
  

       Dirty hose!
UnaBubba, May 10 2012
  

       If you buy a dozen socks do you get six pair, or 12 pair, or 12 socks ?   

       If your socks have a holes, are they holy socks ?   

       Male sock manufacturers passed on panty hose. The silly woman inventor had to keep the entire business to herself.
popbottle, Oct 18 2015
  
      
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