Rick Perry, hipster? Hey, it could happen.
Perry's open-mic gaffe caused a lot of people to take notice. Some were outraged, some pretended to be outraged, and some said, "Dang, who knew our governor knew such a raunchy term?"
"I think it's hilarious," said Robert Lanham, author of The Hipster Handbook (Anchor, $10.95), who wants a T-shirt.
Lanham recalls the term from 1980s hip-hop slang. Today most people use it for camp value, Lanham said, but he hasn't heard any Republican governors saying it.
"It doesn't strike me that (Perry) has the self-awareness to know that maybe that term is a little bit silly. But who knows, maybe he's cooler than I think," Lanham said.
"I'd be worried if he started answering reporters' questions with 'word up.' "