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(Guardian)   Indicating importance of hipsters to British economic output, UK economists add non-dairy milk, gin, and cycling helmets to inflation basket. "The once-parodied trappings of hipster subculture appear to have become increasingly mainstream"   ( theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Ironic, Soy milk, basket, Cider, Apple, Milk, inflation basket, Change, ONS basket  
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2017-03-18 03:49:14 AM  
Gin was only absent temporarily. It's a great British tradition.

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2017-03-18 05:28:53 AM  
The word "hipster" was pretty clearly dead already, but Jesus Christ, can we not have a public funeral already.

Like yeah, sure, subs, nothing says "annoyingly fashion-conscious twentysomething" like lactose intolerance, bike safety, and traditional liquor. Apparently "hipster" now is synonymous with "my mom." Those cool kids, man, with their bike helmets and their inability to digest milk sugars and their love of popular drinks.

Oh, but if you read the article, you see further trend-aware changes to the inflation basket, like including council tax instead of checking fees, and replacing a basic dumbphone with a basic smartphone. Because nothing is as hipster as paying your taxes and getting whatever phone comes with your new contract, amirite?

The inclusion of scooters is arguably possibly hipster, like ten years ago maybe, but they're included in the basket of child toys, replacing swings. And while buying your child a popular outdoor toy is a good idea, I don't think it should be considered hipster.
 
2017-03-18 06:30:15 AM  

Curate's Keg: Gin was only absent temporarily. It's a great British tradition.

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Of course. You could hardly expect Britons who contracted malaria in India to take their tonic water without a splash or three of gin.
 
2017-03-18 06:34:06 AM  
pkjun:

The inclusion of scooters is arguably possibly hipster, like ten years ago maybe, but they're included in the basket of child toys, replacing swings. And while buying your child a popular outdoor toy is a good idea, I don't think it should be considered hipster.

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2017-03-18 06:41:17 AM  
Hipster has been around for almost 20 years now and it has changed over the years.

In the early 2000s it used to be tight jeans, broad rimmed glasses, trucker hats and ironic mustaches. In fact, everything they did was ironic. That includes love for old antique things like victrolas and steampunk. Now apparently it means anyone who thinks they're being counter-cultural but in actual fact they're pretty mainstream, like beards, dubstep music and apple products.

In other words, what used to be this:

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Has now become this:

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2017-03-18 09:40:22 AM  
it puts the lotion in the basket?
 
2017-03-18 04:59:52 PM  

pkjun: The word "hipster" was pretty clearly dead already, but Jesus Christ, can we not have a public funeral already.

Like yeah, sure, subs, nothing says "annoyingly fashion-conscious twentysomething" like lactose intolerance, bike safety, and traditional liquor. Apparently "hipster" now is synonymous with "my mom." Those cool kids, man, with their bike helmets and their inability to digest milk sugars and their love of popular drinks.

Oh, but if you read the article, you see further trend-aware changes to the inflation basket, like including council tax instead of checking fees, and replacing a basic dumbphone with a basic smartphone. Because nothing is as hipster as paying your taxes and getting whatever phone comes with your new contract, amirite?

The inclusion of scooters is arguably possibly hipster, like ten years ago maybe, but they're included in the basket of child toys, replacing swings. And while buying your child a popular outdoor toy is a good idea, I don't think it should be considered hipster.


it appears to me that they are putting tax on whatever sells well. like American insurance companies finding out many people have, for example, trampolines in their back yards. up go the rates.
 
2017-03-19 02:09:59 AM  
YOUNG PEOPLE AREN'T GOING TO DIE BEFORE I DIE WWWWAAAAAAHHHHH
 
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