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No more yuppies or hipsters. Are you actually a Yuccie? Read on to find out

Writer David Infante has come up with a new term for those of us who are young urban creatives: Yuccies. According to him, a yuccie is a ‘slice of Generation Y, borne of suburban comfort, indoctrinated with the transcendent power of education, and infected by the conviction that not only do we deserve to pursue our dreams; we should profit from them’. Sound familiar?

Infante has even gone as far to create a tongue-in-cheek checklist for how you can decide whether or not you’ve been ‘yuccified’. Here is the list:

  • 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

‘Yuccies’, Infante says, ‘are the cultural offspring of yuppies and hipsters’. And the guy makes a pretty valid point in his Mashable article – so go read it here.

Via Mashable

Yuccies in the office

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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