Monday, June 28, 2010
It's a Yuppie, Yuppie World
A "Yup" is defined as both:
(Y)oung (U)rban (P)rofessional
(Y)oung (U)pcoming (P)rofessional
The term was developed in the 1980s to describe the "new breed" of young, business professionals with flashy lifestyles and a love of fashion. It was meant to classify a new generation of people with the materialistic, monetary-based values of the 80's, blended with the hippie/counter-culture values of the 60's.
According to Urban Dictionary the term is used to describe someone who is in their early twenties, wants/has a high-paying job and an affluent lifestyle. They drink Starbucks, live in cities (apartments in particular), shop at Whole Foods and dress in preppy, brand-name clothing. They socialize with other fellow yups in what has been dubbed, "yuppie-dom."
Is it just me, or does that term describe just about every single person (young & old) in New York?...
...Yup, I think it does.