Casey Stengel was a longtime major league baseball manager whose unique way with the English language became known as “Stengelese.” He once said, “Ive always heard that it couldnt be done, but sometimes it dont always work.” Thats typical Stengelese. Casey held a position on the board of directors for a California bank.
According to a story that originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Casey described his duties this way: “There aint nuthin to it. You go into the fancy meeting room and you just sit there and never open your yap. As long as you dont say nuthin they dont know whether youre smart or dumb.”