From an NYT blogticle about the brother of one of Google's founders raising money through a "reverse merger" with a barely-existent shell company, an incomprehensible-to-me practice that has oftimes been a hallmark of dodginess:
Jeff Oscodar, Handhelds chief executive officer, conceded during an interview last week that, "Historically, there has been a taint" surrounding reverse mergers. "But," he added, "the taint curve is coming down."
I never knew taint was graded on a curve.(I wonder if I'm behind the taint curve)