Being a hipster 7



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What’s a hipster?” asked my four-year-old cousin.

“Someone who will wear something just to look different,” I said. “They’ll often buy clothes in thrift shops and wear thick glasses”.

“Is Grandma a hipster?” he asked.

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  1. Hipsters were the low slung pants we wore in the 70s.

  2. Yes, low pants were OUR hipsters, but Wikepeadia has this new interpretation:

    “The hipster subculture typically consists of white millennials living in urban areas.[1][2] The subculture has been described as a “mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior”[3] and is broadly associated with indie and alternative music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility (including vintage and thrift store-bought clothes), generally progressive political views, organic and artisanal foods, and alternative lifestyles.[4][5][6] Hipsters are typically described as affluent or middle class young Bohemians who reside in gentrifying neighborhoods.[7][8]”

    I came across it just a little while ago, when looking for words whose meanings had changed with common usage!

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