The standoff between Greece and its creditors has spawned another bit of rivalry: the battle among analysts to coin the latest buzzword for the painfully protracted drama.
"There's definitely an element of who can come up with the best word to fit the scenario," said Chris Weston, chief market strategist at IG.
Word play on Greece has been picking up this month. Last week brought the word "Grimbo," or Greece in limbo, coined by a group of Citigroup economists – led by Chief Economist Willem Buiter. They are the same people responsible for the now widely-used "Grexit" term in February 2012, when the idea Greece might leave the euro zone first became a possibility.
On Friday, economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch decided they wanted in on the game as well, coining "Grexhaustion."
"There is always a deadline after the final deadline (contributing to the Grexhaustion)," economists Gilles Moec and Ruben Segura-Cayuela wrote, noting that the continual confrontation between Greece and its creditors has had one major casualty: the country's economy.
"Traders have gotten fairly comfortable with the idea of where Greece is, so there's a bit of mocking and complacency," said Weston, who suggested "Gretch" as a potential entrant.