Pete’s Trend Watch

Spotted recently. I’m slow on the uptake, so it’s quite likely that these trends are all months or years old and I’ve just picked up on them.

  • Campers, as a term for people hanging out all day on their laptops in cafés. Spotted in this Instagram post of Alper’s, where he writes, in part, “There is a coworking space separate from the cafe which stems hopeful that this place will not be overrun by campers.”
  • Dry Snitching, as a term for admitting to your own illegal behaviour in writing or song; heard in an interview with Dan Auerbach this morning on CBC Q this morning.
  • Apparently wearing Birkenstocks with socks, which was de rigeur in the 1980s, is back. At least according to my young millennial friend Ila.
  • Speaking of millennials, my old friend Yvonne, a parent of three of them, tells me that what we of the previous generation know about dating and romance has been rewritten, and everything’s more fluid and less serious.

Meanwhile, according to the 2018 edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, there’s something called doga now, which is yoga that you do with your dog.


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Todd Gallant on August 23, 2017 - 20:19 Permalink

Doga was highlighted in the first season of Just Passing Through. As a joke back then. Now a reality. Who knew?