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What’s a Hipster?

Get out your skinny jeans and pass the PBR! Martha and Grant discuss the definition of the word hipster. Also, what happens when you pull a brodie? And why do we describe something cheap or poorly made as cheesy? Also, sawbucks, shoestring budgets...

Bootleg History

Where does the term bootleg come from? Originally, smugglers tucked bottles of alcohol into their pants to sneak them onto Indian reservations to sell illegally. The term knockoff also refers to pants, and buttleg is a variant that can refer to...

bootleg trail

bootleg trail n. a walking path or track worn into the ground by habitual human passage rather than by design. Editorial Note: During Prohibition, the network of people and places that illegally supplied Americans with alcohol was sometimes referred...

bootleg trail

bootleg trail  n.— «If you must camp on undisturbed ground, do what you can to limit soil compaction, the formation of bootleg trails, and the trampling of plants.» —by Robert C. Birkby Lightly on the Land: The Sca Trail-Building...

bootleg trail

bootleg trail  n.— «No one knows who cut the first bootleg trails. By definition it would have to be after 1937, when the first rope tow was erected on Mt. Mansfield. If charging for a lift lent a certain legitimacy to the sport, it also...

bootleg trail

bootleg trail  n.— «Master Naturalists also spend a lot of time using brush, logs and leaves to obscure what rangers like Mullins refer to as “bootleg trails,” unplanned, unsanctioned paths that have emerged in the mountainside due to the...