Did hippies announce themselves as "hippies" or did it even matter to them?

Discussion in 'Ask The Old Hippies' started by boxthorn, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. boxthorn

    boxthorn Guest

    I was just wondering. I know a lot of what they did was based on action, but did they actually say to people, "Yeah, I'm a hippie." or did they just do their own thing?
  2. Stoney1950

    Stoney1950 Guest

    originally it was used kind of derogatorily as in, "you dirty, smelly, long-haired hippie'" said in a growling redneck snarl
  3. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    i don't know, do you introduce yourself by saying "hi, i'm a guy who asks obvious questions?"
  4. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    It's funny but hippies tend to object to being labeled as hippies.
  5. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    and those that want to call themselves hippies, aren't.
  6. boxthorn

    boxthorn Guest

    Thanks for the input, guys. I've just always wondered. Now all I can think to myself is "duh".
  7. Logan 5

    Logan 5 Confessed gynephile

    Aw shucks! You remember! :daisy:

    AFAIC to hell with labels.
  8. groovygranny

    groovygranny Guest

    No and no.
  9. Glastonbury

    Glastonbury Member

    I only started to refer to myself as such when it became unfashionable to be one. Otherwise - head, freak, etc.
  10. Stillcrazy

    Stillcrazy Member

    I never heard anyone refer to themselves as a hippie. It was a term of derision. I knew a guy that everyone called Hippie Ralph, it wasn't a compliment, it meant that he was trying too hard to fit the stereotype and it was a bit pathetic. Nice guy, though.

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