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Old 05-17-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Queens
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I guess I am a yuppie,,,
Sorry for all of you real NYers...
lol.. after 20 years you can apply for a "real NY Certificate"
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:11 AM
 
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yuppies are older... parents are yuppies... ex-hippie..that made money

hipsters are thier kids
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: UWS -- Lucky Me!
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Yeah, I gather that hipsters are single, but yuppies are often coupled.

Yippies were a '60s thing -- Abbie Hoffman and his quasi-revolutionary buds in the Youth International Party. More like hipsters than Yuppies, except Jerry Rubin, who ended up on Wall St., which would have made him a Yippie Yuppie.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Well I am engaged and my fiance and I eat sushi all the time and go out to fancy restaurants. Other than that, I don't have any extravagant life lol. I'm not into buying all expensive stuff.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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My dad says I'm a yuppie since I make 55k and I just turned 24, do you think that constitutes me as one?
Teachers don't make enough money to be considered yuppies.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:05 PM
 
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No as long as she is a young professional, she is a yuppie

Not all yuppy have entry level I-Bank jobs

The difference between her and a hipster is that she actually is trying to move up economically, hipster do not and prefer to stay at their present level

Being a teacher she can move up, get tenure, and actually make a decent amount, heck maybe if she went for a sabatical she may even start at the Univ Level, and they make pretty good money
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I think of hipsters as those wanting to show the world they are in with the cutting edge fashion, music, scenes, culture, and anything "subculture" as well. Think record label people (indy), self-employed fashion designers, web designers, some students in general, those living off trust funds but appearing "crunchy" and not-so-welloff, and even couples with kids living on the cultural "edge."
Yuppies, on the other hand, are well-off and clean cut, more conservative, plan on (or have) kids, work for corporations for the most part, and are well on their way to owning or establishing a retirement plan and real estate.
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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So any young person with a salaried job is a yuppie? It may theoretically mean "young urban professional", but I think the word has evolved past that broad characterization.

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No as long as she is a young professional, she is a yuppie

Not all yuppy have entry level I-Bank jobs

The difference between her and a hipster is that she actually is trying to move up economically, hipster do not and prefer to stay at their present level

Being a teacher she can move up, get tenure, and actually make a decent amount, heck maybe if she went for a sabatical she may even start at the Univ Level, and they make pretty good money
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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the star in the movie "American Psycho" is a yuppie.
hipster's like a broke pete wentz, the lead singer of fall out boy.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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the star in the movie "American Psycho" is a yuppie.
hipster's like a broke pete wentz, the lead singer of fall out boy.
lol at the broke Pete Wentz thing...

Pete Wentz, however is a very good example of the way a lot of hipsters dress, or at least try to dress.

Yeah the classic yuppies were depicted in movies like Wall Street, or basically pretty much any James Spader movie in the 80's. American Psycho was like a extreme parody of those depictions.

But nowanddays pretty much any white boy with any kind of white-collared job is considered a yuppie. Its gotten really vague.
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