[sumo] Beatniks to hippies

Neil Dry yubinhaad at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 29 08:53:17 EDT 2008


> Subject: Re: [sumo] Beatniks to hippies> From: ulli_clive.kewell at t-online.de> To: sumo at webtrek.com> Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:28:00 +0000> > > Let me see if I have this right:> > > > In the '40s you wore a 'zoot suit'.> > In the '50s you were 'hep' -- a real 'hepcat'.> > 'Hep' changed to 'hip' around the '60s.> > 'Hep' meant you were hot. 'Hip' meant you were cool.> > Cool jazz was 'hip'. Dave Brubeck was hip. Brubeck's alto sax player, > > Paul Desmond was even more hip -- the coolest.> > From 'hip' came 'hippie' -- when?> > Next, the 'beat' generation.> > If you were a member of the beat generation, you were a > > 'beatnik' (coined by, I think, the late Herb Caen -- columnist for the > > San Francisco Chronicle.)> > > > What's next?> > > > earle> > *> > > Healthnik ?> > Clive
 
Sputnik.
 
Neil.
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