Also, the very idea. See under what's the idea.
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What’s The Origin Of The Term Hipster?Hipsters have become simultaneous objects of ridicule and desire, associated with the new and in vogue, and also with an absurd form of consumerism. Why do we call them hipsters, and how did this word, born of jazz music in the early 1930s, make the transition to describe young men in skinny pants and classes on how to properly sharpen a pencil? The earliest uses …
- the hell with,
- the horror! the horror!,
- the horse's mouth,
- the human comedy,
- the hunchback of notre dame,
- the iliad,
- the king's english,
- the lady doth protest too much,
- the land was ours before we were the land's,
- the last laugh
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