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It Turns Out Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanIn Hashtag Is Also About Doing Drugs

Not quite about getting ahead at work

It turns out Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign urging women to step it up in the workplace shares a hashtag with something quite different.

The website Vocativ notes that while #LeanIn is meant to encourage women to speak up and advocate for themselves at work, the lower-case #leanin is used to describe someone who is so inebriated they cannot stand upright—so they end up leaning. The hashtag is commonly used on social media with the beverage sizzurp (also called purple drank), which is a mixture of cough syrup and soda that can sometimes also contain prescription medications and candy.

The mixture can be dangerous, and in 2013 Rapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized for reportedly drinking too much.

So if you’re seeking some office motivation on social media, don’t be surprised if you also come across photos of people getting wasted.


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