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girl friday

an efficient and faithful woman aide or employee who is given a wide variety of different office tasks

TRANSLATION

Mädchen für alles

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

WANTED: Girl Friday to join top London agency

(Recruitment Advertisement)

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MAN FRIDAY/ GIRL FRIDAY
"An efficient and devoted aide or employee; a right-hand man (woman).

Friday is a character in Daniel Defoe's novel, 'The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe' published 1719-1720. Friday is the young native man rescued by Robinson Crusoe, certainly the best-known castaway in literature. Crusoe calls him 'man Friday' because he met him on a Friday.

'Girl Friday' is a term, for a resourceful female assistant, made popular by the classic 1940 comedy adaptation of 'The Front Page' (His Girl Friday) starting Rosalind Russell as an ace reporter and Cary Grant as her cynical editor and ex-husband."

(Source: "Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions" by Elizabeth Webber and Mike Feinsilber).

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