[Ads-l] Side hustle

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 3 14:54:17 EDT 2017


> On Aug 3, 2017, at 7:21 AM, Marc Sacks <msacksg at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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.

Ah, where’s prosody when you need it?
> 
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> 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".
>> 
>> https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/words-were-
>> watching-side-hustle
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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.
>> 
>> VS-)
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