5 Options to Replace 'Hipster'

Gawker narrows your choices in search for new term
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2010 8:11 PM CDT

The search for a term to replace “hipster” in lexicons official and otherwise has come down to a final five, at least per Gawker, which has been behind the effort. Vote here for one of these options:

  • Doucheoisie Won 25% of the vote in early round, and, Hamilton Nolan notes, “sounds pretty.”

  • Fauxhemians It's fun to say, but "is it mean enough?"
  • Pabstsmears Yes, a good play on hipsters’ fave brew, but “takes extraordinarily exact pronunciation to distinguish it from a more all-purpose slur.”
  • Probos (professional hobos). “Pithy; easy to say; might actually catch on,” as plus factors. “Minus: What percentage of hipsters are professionals?”
  • Trendsluts “Deliciously zingy,” Nolan notes, but “might offend sluts.”
(Read more hipster stories.)

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