If you're not a yuppie and you're not a hipster then you might be a 'yuccie'
Yuppies are so ten years ago and hipsters are passe, so the millennial generation has given birth to yet another social trope. Meet the "Young Urban Creative," known colloquially as the "yuccie."
In it, Infante explains a yuccie essentially acts as a cross between "the yuppie's new money thirst for yachts and recognition with the hipster's anti-ambition, and smoke-laced individualism."
Then "sprinkle on a dose of millennial entitlement," he adds. Adam Berry/Getty
Interested to know if you are a yuccie? Infante provides a handy checklist of common characteristics:If you're checking any of these boxes, you may be a yuccie. Be honest…
Owns multiple copies of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Doesn't like gentrification in theory; loves artisanal donuts in practice
Really wants to go to Austin soon because hears it's incredible
Takes boozy painting classes
Used to be "in banking" and occasionally still pronounces finance "fuh-nontz"
Avoids visible tattoos (not a prudent career move)
Loves Seinfeld even though it went off the air when they were 16
Gets the NYT Weekend Edition but doesn't read the news
Has thousands of Instagram followers, but almost no Twitter followers
Infante's post has been circulating the internet all day, amassing 14, 200 shares on Mashable and 2,279 shares on Mashable's Facebook page as of 3pm on June 9.Here's what people are saying about being a yuccie on Twitter:Advertisement
I can not describe to you how hard I am laughing at the term YUCCIE (young urban creative)- caroline (@spacecrone) June 9, 2015
You can check out Infante's full diatribe on the yuccie here.Advertisement
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