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The basket, said Ms. Marshall, was central to Ms. Birkin’s Parisian glamour, but also expressed the rebellious and eccentric spirit that permeated the youthquake of the ’60s and ’70s.
Trainspotting captured a zeitgeist moment in 1996, the center where fashion, heroin chic, rave culture, AIDS, and the tail-end of the indie cinema movement coalesced into a grimly comic, youthquake of a movie.
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The 1960s were a time of seismic social upheaval brought about by young people bent on shaking up the establishment. From politics to fashion to music, the ways of youth produced far-reaching cultural changes. Linguistically, the sixties saw the addition to English of such words as "flower child," "peacenik," "hippie," "love beads," "trippy," "vibe," "freak-out," and "love-in." Not surprisingly, they also saw the emergence of "youthquake." The first known use of "youthquake" in print comes from a 1966 article in McCall's: "the youthquake, as some call it ... has swept both sides of the Atlantic."
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First Known Use: 1966See Words from the same year
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