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Greetings True Believers!

Did you ever see those pics of superheroes dressed up like hipsters? Well, they were funny. CollegeHumor.com found them funny enough to create a animated video about them. It had me rolling! Enjoy!

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Date: 2011-01-27 10:00 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
See, I don't really get the whole 'hipster' thing. In this, they seem to be defined as 'self-righteous slackers who dress in a slightly eccentric fashion', but from what I've heard, just about ANYONE can be declared a hipster. In fact, trying very hard NOT to be a hipster can be seen as hipsterish. Where will it all end? *shakes fist at sky*

Date: 2011-01-27 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Fair enough, but 'poser' is a tricky definition, because where does 'I am genuinely enthusiastic about the things I care about, and wish to spread the love' become 'the things I DON'T like are obviously inferior, and the things I DO like will only remain that way as long as they pander to my interests'? There must be a grey area in between, but it's very difficult to discern.

Date: 2011-01-27 03:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The difference between poser and poseur perhaps?

Date: 2011-01-27 09:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] salinea
It's French therefore per se charged with meanings of snobbishness and arrogance.

Date: 2011-01-27 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Oh. Right. Makes sense. What does it mean, though?

Date: 2011-01-27 10:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] salinea
huh, hard to define. Someone who likes posturing about who they are and the things they like in order to appeal more cool and distinguished and look down on other people, kinda?

Date: 2011-01-27 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
So basically, if 'posers' HAS any sort of French root, that's it.

Date: 2011-01-27 11:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] salinea
No: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poseur

The term coined from the French verb "poser" in the 1870s, to refer to people who "affect an attitude or pose"; earlier versions of the verb in Old French meant "to put or place". Etymonline, an online etymology dictionary, argues that since the "word is Eng.[English] poser in Fr.[French] garb", thus it "could itself be considered an affectation."[2]

Dictionary.com says the word refers to "a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not."[1] The Merriam-Webster dictionary notes that the term was also used to refer to a "person who pretends to be what he or she is not" or an "insincere person".[3] The Encarta dictionary states that the term is used to describe a "pretentious person" or "somebody who tries to impress others by behaving in an affected way".[4] The Cambridge Dictionary defines a "poseur" as "someone who pretends to be something they are not, or to have qualities that they do not have."[5]

Many individuals misspell the word as Poser, which by Merriam-Webster's definition is either "a puzzling or baffling question" or "a person who poses" as if for a portrait.


It's a common misspelling of poseur.

Date: 2011-01-27 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
So 'poseurs' is, in fact, NOT an affectation; it's just being accurate, but everyone will think it is, because it sounds more French.
...
Oy.

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