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.