Making a Word Meme - Lean In

Making a Word Meme - " . . . The phrase had a life before Ms. Sandberg used it. It was frequently invoked in sports (lean in to the slope, lean in to the wave) and evolved into a metaphor for embracing risk, said Ben Zimmer, executive producer of the Visual Thesaurus and, and language columnist for The Boston Globe. In a 2010 TED talk, Ms. Sandberg lamented that women too often were “leaning back.” In subsequent speeches, notably in a commencement address at Barnard College in 2011, she urged women to “lean in.”. . . It’s hard to know whether the expression will outlast the book’s best-selling status. One thing going for it: the phrase can mean almost anything. . . . "in some ways the lack of specificity may be linked to more staying power”. . . . Even genuine believers have started to hear uses of “lean in” that barely relate to Ms. Sandberg’s message. . . ." (read more at link above)

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