Originally Posted by brannen
point being, the definition of hippie has changed, like it or not. im not trying to date anyones age or anything, but take the word f-a-g for example. at the same time that hippie meant your definition, that word meant ciggie. times are a changin i guess
so, YOU are the final arbiter, eh? wow. how do you handle that grand responsibility, being the final word on what a word means, I mean?
dude you can call a crippled lesbian "hippie" in your world of definitions, I don't give a flyin' fork. at 25 you aren't wise enough to know that what you know isn't much and what you don't overwhelms you every waking moment.
when you start seeing the world through the eyes of others then you can tell us what is the "meaning" of a current slang usage of a word that's had accepted definitions for a long time, longer than you've been alive.
slang isn't necessarily the evolution of language, it's more like advertisements, shillery, puffery. its use can't be taken seriously, so its impact on our language isn't really there, not unless it moves from such token fleeting usage into permanence.
and from the perspective of permanence, what you call "hippie" actually is Trustafarian Poseur Wannabe Who Romanticizes Woodstock and "the 60s" and Feels Deep Envy at Being Born Too Late to Have Partaken in Historic Hippie Events.
that shoe, brannen, is adjustable to your feet. wear it.
PS: phag didn't mean cigarette in the USA, Barney. jeezus, and you pretend at being our resident etymologist? bah. be gone, poseur.