n.— «It is difficult to tell the difference between a hipster and a messenger. Same bags, same pants, same too-small shirt, same studded belt; tats, piercings, alterna-hair: check. I know that messengers like to call the hipsters “fakengers,” with disdain. Do [messengers] deserve to feel that the functionality and former distinctiveness of their dress and vehicle choices have been co-opted by society at large? Or should we all just respect each other’s choices and be glad that more bikes than ever are on the streets?» —“Ask a Track Bike!” by Ephraim the Track Bike San Francisco Weekly (California) Apr. 26, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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