- bonus is Latin for 'good', as opposed to
- malus is Latin for 'bad'
Spotted in business news here:
UBS’s SFr2.7 billion ($2.5 billion) loss for the year activated its malus (Latin for “bad”) system of accordingly reducing an executive’s bonus (“good”). Separately, the $9m in deferred stock awarded to Lloyd Blankfein at Goldman Sachs was taken as a sign of pay restraint on Wall Street. Jamie Dimon, of JPMorgan Chase, received $17m.
The Economist, 10 February 2010
No wonder, you'll feel 'good' if you get a bonus.