Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 23 03:41:46 UTC 2014

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Every reader of HDAS knows by now which bodily parts of "female sex
> workers" this originally referred to.
> Now it means your face.
> CNN: "Protect the moneymaker!" (Advice for when you're staring at a  foul
> ball heading your way.)
> But maybe it only means your face if you're a TV personality.
> In that case, OK.

>From Season 1, Episode 12 of "Community" ("Comparative Religion,"
aired 12/10/2009):
Pierce [Chevy Chase]: Are you telling me you've never been punched in the face?
Jeff [Joel McHale]: No, thank god. This is the moneymaker.

(I was just binge-watching Season 1 on a trans-Pacific flight.)


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