[Ads-l] Side hustle

Marc Sacks msacksg at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 3 07:21:06 EDT 2017


As an aside on the side-hustle, and as yet another example of how meanings
recently acquired can change the meaning of older text, when I looked at
the Merriam-Webster reference I had to look twice at "two of Pepsi-Cola’s
crack salesmen" before recognizing that this was not about a side hustle
for Pepsi.

Marc Sacks

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 3:28 AM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Apparently MW also noticed the Uber radio ads that tout Uber as "the
> ultimate side hustle".
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> https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/words-were-
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> It's odd to me that the crossover of hustle & hustler from AAE to common
> vernacular isn't highlighed, although implied. The Hustler (1961) is a
> gimme. It's likely both were already in wide use in the 1950s. I haven't
> looked that closely.
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