Ever since Three 6 Mafias March 5th Oscar win for Its Hard Out Here for a Pimp, theres been a proliferation of writers using the phrase Its hard out here for a (fill in the blank). Youve got your New York Times
March 12th headline ''It's Hard out Here for a Pope'' and BusinessWeek.coms March 20th story Its Hard Out Here for a Lobbyist, just to name two.
This got us wondering how many times the phrase has been used, so we Googled it, which led us to the discovery that many others have already beaten us to it. (Its hard out here for a Pie-Butt????) Check it out at the Language Log Web site.