Living by the Trends in the New York Times Style Section

Friday, December 07, 2012

Transcript

The New York Times isn't just a source for news; its also the authority on the latest cultural trends—at least, so says Slate contributor and chronically un-hip Brooklynite Justin Peters. He recently used the Times' Style section as a blueprint for living the trendiest life possible. Brooke asks Justin about the results of this "scientific" experiment.

Guests:

Justin Peters

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [3]

Thatwood B. Telling from The Village

"Bob's your uncle" is not an "expression of delight," as Peters described it. The phrase (a rather musty and decidedly un-trendy one in England, I might add) is the British equivalent of the French "voila!"-- "like that," "there ya' go," "it's done," etc." Or, as phrases.org.uk puts it: "Used to describe the means of straightforwardly obtaining a successful result; for example, 'left over right; right over left, and bob's your uncle - a reef knot'."

I can hardly wait till accuracy becomes a trend.

Dec. 09 2012 10:48 PM
Craig Laird from Malvern, PA

If Justin Peters were to go to the right place at the right time, i.e., an art opening at a Soho gallery, I'm sure his up-to-date style would be noticed immediately. He could show off his beard, his bun, and his command of English slang to any one of the young, unattached women present: "Me bloody peter's shaved as bald as a nipper's pate--isn't it?" No doubt she will be very impressed.

Dec. 09 2012 03:28 PM
Harry Ray Ezratty from nyc/ct

hey, love OTM.

that said, please don't bother doing things like this. maybe it's because i'm a young person, but i really think there's nothing more tedious than public radio stories that try to dissect "hipsterism" in so many words. it's not worthwhile or amusing. this segment seemed particularly devoid of substance.

sorry if i appear dickish, but i just love the rest of your programing and would prefer to hear more of the more interesting stories.

thanks,

harry ray

Dec. 08 2012 04:07 PM

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