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Substantially all

Dear friend,

Check this out for a bit of Orwellian English:

"Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC), the leading provider of global risk management services, today announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire substantially all of Gallagher Re's US and UK reinsurance brokerage business"

What on earth does "substantially all" mean? This is a an oxymoron.

As I write, my new hotshot reporter, Alex Ferguson, is chasing around trying to find what this newly-acquired substance is. This is what he has so far

I bet everyone else at Gallagher Re is definitely maybe excited about moving to Devonshire Square!

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