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15.06.2012 11:04:58

a Grub Street drudge

by PM2
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Joined: 10.01.2012 19:43:54
Was heiß “a Grub Street drudge”?


Danke im Voraus,

17.06.2012 11:46:46

Re: a Grub Street drudge

by [PONS] Ponsomime
Posts: 139
Joined: 07.10.2011 15:13:24
Hallo PM2,

I think in German it would be something like ‘Schreiberling’.

‘Grub Street’ was a street in London where mostly not very good writers and journalists lived and worked in the 19th century. It then became a short-hand way of referring to such writers.

Similarly, the press in Britain is often referred to as ‘Fleet Street’.

Hope that helps,

18.06.2012 14:55:30

Re: a Grub Street drudge

by Laura77
Posts: 291
Joined: 17.10.2011 15:37:18
Hello @ all,

Just to illustrate what Ponsomime was saying:

There is also the expression "a Grub street hack", "a literary hack"

18.06.2012 15:07:54

Re: a Grub Street drudge / possibly a pun?

by Fishnchips
Posts: 230
Joined: 20.10.2011 14:00:13
Hi all,

I've just made a discovery :idea: - there seems to be a second meaning: "Grub Street" is also a blog about the restaurant scene in various US cities: ("Grub" being one of the various slang terms for food), so both meanings would apply here - possibly a pun?


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