[Ads-l] hack - trick/secret

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jul 22 19:52:58 UTC 2015


McDonald's evidently has menu items that are not listed, referred to 
being on a "secret menu" in the article "Yes, You Really Can Order From 
the McDonald's Secret Menu" by Eater at http://yhoo.it/1fmO0nV. The 
article includes the word "hack" which seems to be slightly different 
than the meanings thus far:

=====
The items on the 'secret menu' weren't invented by anyone officially at 
McDonald's, it's just a random persons guide to burgers you could 
potentially 'hack' at McDonald's.
=====

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

Learn Ainu! https://sites.google.com/site/aynuitak1/home
> Benjamin Barrett <mailto:gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> 4 June 2015 at 12:19
> ---------------------- Information from the mail header 
> -----------------------
> Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster: Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> Subject: Re: hack - trick/secret
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> In my follow-up apology to my e-mail, I noted that Paul Frank discussed
> "life hack" on 22 November 2012. BB
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>
> Jonathan Lighter <mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> 4 June 2015 at 04:46
> ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------
> Sender:       American Dialect Society<ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter<wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: hack - trick/secret
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> How 'bout "life hack"?
>
> http://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-simple-social-skills-more-190826991.html#
>
> "Make Eye Contact
>
> "It is an idiotically simple thing, but it remains one of the most
> impactful life hacks around."
> And there's nothing more idiotic than an unimpactful life hack.
>
> JL
>
> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Benjamin Barrett<gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
> wrote:
>
>> ---------------------- Information from the mail header
>> -----------------------
>> Sender:       American Dialect Society<ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett<gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
>> Subject:      hack - trick/secret
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------=
> ------
>> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hack) offers the following
>> definitions for "hack":
>>
>> (colloquial) A trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase
>> productivity, efficiency or ease.
>>       Putting your phone in a sandwich bag when you go to the beach is
>> such a great hack.
>>
>> Twice today I have seen "hack" with this meaning, making me wonder about
>> the colloquial label. The Oxford Dictionary site doesn't offer this
>> meaning.
>>
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>> http://yhoo.it/1dNg3fM
>> "Dominos, Little Caesars, Papa John=E2=80=99s, Sbarro, and Pizza Hut: Whi=
> ch
>> Pizza Is Best?"
>> by Anthony Sulla-Heffinger
>>
>> I can offer you hacks on how to get four toppings for the price of two
>> on your Dominos order and explain to you the difference between Pizza
>> Hut=E2=80=99s breadsticks and Little Caesars=E2=80=99 Crazy Bread.
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>>
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>> http://huff.to/1H1Smga
>> "11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever"
>> by Suzy Strutner
>> =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>>
>> The Huffington Post in fact has a section (?) called "Home&  Life Hacks"
>> at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/life-hacks/.

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list