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#114432 - 10/25/03 11:09 AM urbanality
moss Offline
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Friday's Wall Street Journal included this story:

Hot Item or Old Hat?
Von Dutch Caps, Once Big,
Now Are Passe, Hipsters Say;
But Nobody Told Consumers


... where we learn that "uber-urban hipsters" ceased to find the hats cool after the hoi polloi started to wear them:

That may have been the beginning of the end for uber-urban hipsters, who started to cool toward the caps by late winter.

It must be exhausting being an "uber-urban hipster" in constant dread of drowning in a sea change of fashion - the awful moment when uber-urban hip becomes uber-urbanality.


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#114433 - 10/25/03 11:47 AM Re: uber-urbanality
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it is a bitch...


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#114434 - 10/25/03 12:37 PM Re: uber-urbanality
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But it is well worth the effort. We particularly enjoy the feeble attempts of hoi polloi to mock us.


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#114435 - 10/25/03 04:08 PM an ex-urban tangent
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All seriousness aside: living as I do on the outermost fringe of popular culture, I had to google this phenomenon. Here's a picture, if anyone's interested. Looks like your basic baseball cap with a little John Deere thrown in for that good-ol'-boy appeal. Apparently the designer is a 70-year-old pop artist/Harley type. I've learned all I want to know about this now, but thanks for the read, moss.

http://www.vondutch.com/store/ProductsList.aspx?CategoryID=33

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#114436 - 10/25/03 07:50 PM Re: uber-urbanality
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ceased to find the hats cool after the hoi polloi started to wear them

"the hoi poloi" is redundant, in that it contains two articles where it needs only one.


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#114437 - 10/25/03 08:14 PM Re: uber-urbanality
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"the hoi poloi" is redundant

We über-urbane know that.


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#114438 - 10/25/03 08:18 PM Re: uber-urbanality
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we're so on top of that... all the way downtown...

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#114439 - 10/25/03 09:47 PM Re: uber-urbanality
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Oops. My mistake. I had forgotten that the study of Greek was required for graduation from UUU -- Uber Urbane University.


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#114440 - 10/25/03 10:04 PM Re: uber-urbanality
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Is it me, or are these just trucker hats and tuques?

Oh-oh, maybe I'm un-uber-cool and didn't know it.


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#114441 - 10/26/03 08:43 AM Re: uber-urbanality
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"the hoi poloi" is redundant

...indeed, as Faldage had pointed out in an über-subtle way:

We particularly enjoy the feeble attempts of hoi polloi to mock us.

It's a mixed blessing, Father Steve. Now that you've reached addicthood, you're subject to the same anarchic roolz® [in this case, thou shalt not make of thy fellow AWADer chopped liver without running risk of being called on said mantling] as everyone else.


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