ICYMI in Twitter and text talk is short for In case you missed it. Using initials for well used phrases helps keep you to the 140 characters or less rule on Twitter. TWSS is another and stands for That's what she said. Others might be:
FWIW-for what it's worth
IMHO or IMO-In my humble opinion or In my opinion
OTOH-on the other hand
And so it goes. But what caught my eye in this story in the New York Times about how hipsters are growing more comfortable in the suburbs as the more traditionally urban areas like Manhattan and the Bohemian neighborhoods become out of reach financially.
Just what is a Hipster: "Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter."
ICYMI. Hipsters, according to the NYT's, other than being mildly insufferable (IMO) are finding the things they like in the suburbs where the cost of living is less. Here's how the paper described life in Hipsturbia: "A Yoga studio opened on Main Street that offers lunch-hour vinyasa classes. Nearby is a bicycle store that sells Dutch-style bikes, and a farm-to-table restaurant that sources its edible nasturtiums from its backyard garden. Across the street is the home-décor shop that purveys monofloral honey produced by nomadic beekeepers in Sicily. And down the street is a retro-chic bakery, where the red-velvet cupcakes are gluten-free and the windows are decorated with bird silhouettes — the universal symbol for “hipsters welcome.”
And that last is what made me think about the Twitter/text short cuts, "The bird silhouette is the universal symbol for "Hipsters Welcome". How many of you knew this? Kind of like the old speakeasies of the 1920's when there were universal symbols on the door that told you this was a place to get a drink.
Watch for those bird symbols here in St. Louis if you want to be a Hipster. And, FWIW, ask someone how they source their nasturtiums from a backyard garden in the winter.