The Hipster (continued)

Posted: 2010/08/19 in General News, Journal Entries
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NY TIMES: “We try hard to shed our old image as stodgy and out of it. Perhaps too hard, sometimes. How else to explain our constant invocation of the old/new slang “hipster”? The word is not new, of course. The O.E.D. dates it to the 1940s and helpfully equates it with “hepcat.” American Heritage offers this quaint definition: One who is exceptionally aware of or interested in the latest trends and tastes, especially a devotee of modern jazz.

That’s all well and good New York Times, except I have found the best modern definition of the word “Hipster” and it comes in the form of a simple picture…


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