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Old 12-07-18, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by mmarshall View Post
It wasn't considered derogatory back in the late 80s and early 90s, when the culture around here was at its peak. If it is considered derogatory now (which, if so, I'm not aware of), sorry, I'll stand corrected.
It absolutely was back then too, you just never understood the joke. The book pictured was satire making fun of "yuppies"...not an actual manual for how to be a yuppie "Yuppies" are a group that people made fun of for being fake, whiny, arrogant, self important but without having any reason to be. Worried about how they look vs the substance of what they're buying or what they're doing. Holding beliefs because they are "trendy" vs actually believing in those ideas themselves. The closest analogy today would be calling somebody a "millennial", which is a characterization that would define somebody as being lazy, entitled, whiny, etc.

It was derogatory then, and its derogatory now.

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Yuppie
Stands for Young Urban Professional. Yuppies are usually the children of doctors and lawyers, hold Master's degrees from Ivy League universities, and are very concerned with their appearance. Many were in fraternities and many live in expensive houses or apartments.

Yuppies can typically be seen in large metropolitan areas such as Portland or New York. Their wardrobe consists of grey, black or khakhi slacks, usually with grey, striped or pastel colored suit jackets and shirts. Yuppies typically take the idea of competing for social status extremely seriously. Their culture revolves around Starbucks coffee, expensive foreign restaurants and romantic comedies starring Julia Roberts or Tom Hanks. Yuppies generally only hold political views that are considered trendy.
Many yuppies go into fields such as politics, big business, public administration, medicine and law. You may have worked for one.
The most popular movie about yuppie culture is American Psycho.

Yuppies are what happens to hipsters and preps when they grow up.
Dictionary.com (note they even preface it as "derogatory":

yup·pie
/ˈyəpē/
noun
INFORMAL•DEROGATORY
  1. a young person with a well-paid job and a fashionable lifestyle.
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Author and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson has written:

Yuppism, remember, is not definable entirely by income or class. Rather, it is a late-twentieth-century cultural phenomenon of self-absorbed young professionals, earning good pay, enjoying the cultural attractions of sophisticated urban life and thought, and generally out of touch with, indeed antithetical to, most of the challenges and concerns of a far less well-off and more parochial Middle America.[4]
The derogatory sense of the word is largely rooted in the perception of what it means to be young and professional, as being a professional usually takes years of development in addition to education, therefore the term connotes an artificial professional. Used in the vernacular of working young people, the term lends to those that dress professionally and have a college education paid for by their parents. They carry themselves with a pompous attitude that is a symptom of an entitlement mentality, which they developed from never actually earning anything. The entitlement mentality is a psychological disorder similar to narcissism. They are also the so-called "daddy-welfare" people.
I can't believe you went nearly 40 years without realizing this was a derogatory word LOL Thats hilarious.

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Old 12-07-18, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by SW17LS View Post
It absolutely was back then too, you just never understood the joke.
OK, let's put the issue to rest. I told you I stand corrected, and meant nothing personal.
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Well that's better.

Still the ugliest of the Big 3 though.
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Default GM says focus groups loved its Chevy HD styling

Here's how the Silverado HD design got the green light



We asked Hugh Milne, Silverado marketing manager, about what Chevrolet thinks of all the criticism leveled at it, and how the HD ended up this way in the first place.

"How much of that reaction is from people who actually buy these trucks? I read all that stuff, I hear about all that. All of our research that we ever did on this, we're talking to Heavy Duty buyers of all brands. This front end and this design over the top was one of our best-ranked designs," Milne told us.

So in short, focus groups is how we got here. Most car companies use focus groups to help make design decisions. The court of public opinion doesn't seem to agree with those focus groups for the time being on the many Silverado HD grilles, though.
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Originally Posted by MattyG View Post
Well here's the reference manual, lol. It's a 1984 paperback edition of course, but then again the poster that replied to me might like that. Of course we know that the Ford F150 is the new yuppie-mobile is it not? You spend on King Ranch and duded up versions that cost more than any Bimmer, after all.

I was a wannabee only too late. I can still hear my dad yelling, "The only reason you're in this predicament is that you had to drive a Volvo." This was when I bought a sweet 264 GLE around 12 y.o., and wouldn't you know the head gaskets were blown. Hey my brother just got a Raptor and he doesn't even do any off roading!

p.s. I actually had a lot of adventures in that Volvo--got a used motor/tranny installed for $900, and drove it until I got my 1998 Maxima SE brand new. About 8 years.
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Originally Posted by Hoovey2411 View Post

Here's how the Silverado HD design got the green light





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If this was the highest rated design, I want to see the ones that got panned by their focus groups.
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If this was the highest rated design, I want to see the ones that got panned by their focus groups.
Right now (if it's not too far off-topic) the Silverado's biggest problem is not necessarily the looks of the next-Gen version, but a significant issue in recent-year models, somewhere within the structure, known as the "Chevy Shake"...a vibration/drumming in the structure and body panels, at cruise-speeds, that has many owners up in arms. It has (apparently) resisted efforts by GM to address it with TSBs, and a class-action by owners may be in the works.

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I've heard about that one. I'd be livid if my truck did that.
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found a pic of the chevy HD in the wild

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Originally Posted by 4TehNguyen View Post
found a pic of the chevy HD in the wild

😂😂😂 Now that’s some funny *****!!!!
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found a pic of the chevy HD in the wild

OMG. That is funny
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found a pic of the chevy HD in the wild

It looks WAY more attractive this way, with the chrome toned down a bit.
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Old 02-10-19, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by COOLIS View Post
The front looks like a modern day version of the station wagon in the movie Vacation. Hideous!
This is the Wagon Queen Family Truckster. This is a damn fine automobile; beats the hell outta the sports wagon. But hey, I wanna make you happy.

(later) Ellen: Why is it still running?

The HD looks much better with the Bowtie grill I think.
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