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Is "samuraily" correct?

No, "samuraily" is not a correct or recognized word in English. Instead, you could use the term "bushido" to refer to the knightly traditions of the samurai class in Japan. Bushido ...
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When did the expression “hustle culture” emerge?

The earliest reference I can find to it in the modern sense comes from this 2011 BBC article: He said: "Education... takes second place to notions of entrepreneurship as, predominantly our young ...
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3 votes

What is the history of the word 'wherry,' and why is it virtually unknown today?

When did ‘wherry’ become ‘ferry’? It never did. A wherry is a type of boat – usually characterised by having a deck, often oars and a particular lay-out of sails where fitted. Compare, skiff, cobble, ...
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What is the origin of the phrase "(play) out of [their] skin"?

Early instances of 'play out of one's skin' in the UK The exact expression "play out of [one's] skin" is at least 47 years old and may be somewhat older than that. The earliest match I've ...
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2 votes

When did the expression “hustle culture” emerge?

I can't find the coinage, but here's an early instance of it from one of the many volumes of El Caribe Contemporaneo, a periodical review published by the University of Texas in the late 20th century. ...
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When did the expression “hustle culture” emerge?

Looking specifically for references to workplace go-go (not side hustles, not entrepreneurship, not scams, not the dance), as defined by the OP . . . . . . workplace environments that place an ...
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When did the expression “hustle culture” emerge?

Way back, it seems: HUSTLE CULTURE IN AMERICA and a sub-heading: Hustle Culture Absurdities The article is basically a diatribe against women pursuing activities through clubs and courses, which this ...
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