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"The Hustle," a damn-the-torpedoes loan program described in the Justice Department's recent fraud suit against Bank of America and Countrywide, is the latest in a series of unfortunate internal nicknames and expressions unearthed since the financial crisis. The following is a look at all-too-candid language from emails and other insider communications (excluding profanities) from the boom years and the meltdown that have entered the popular lexicon.

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