Monday, May 14, 2012

in the wake of

Talk about a colorful expression! 

JPMorgan Chase's chief investment officer, Ina Drew, retires in wake of $2 billion trading loss.


To understand the expression "in the wake of" or "in wake of", you need to understand the meaning of the noun,
wake.  Here is a photo of a wake, viewed from in front of the wake:

and another image of a wake, viewed from above the wake:

So when there is a $2 billion trading loss, the loss causes many other events to occur. 

Here are a few more from the new: What is the cataclysmic event in each case, and what are the results of that event?


Best Buy founder Schulze to step down as chairman in wake of CEO scandal



There are always cataclysmic events occuring. Try to find a few more in the news; it shouldn't take you long!


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