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  • Did Hipsturbia come from Disturbia?

    Disturbia is a Rhianna song - I assume it means a disturbed suburbia.

    in the 19th century, (google book search)

    disturbia is latin for troubles

    Apparently the term Disturbia for suburban woes was coined in 1964

    Google book search result

    "Expanding the American Dream: Building and Rebuilding Levittown - Page 224

    books.google.ca/books?isbn=0791412881

    Barbara M. Kelly - 1993 - Preview - More editions

    ... of such works as Richard E. Gordon, MD, et al., The Split Level Trap (New York: 1964), which coined the phrase "Disturbia." See also Reisman, Whyte, and "On the 5:19 to Ulcerville," Newsweek, Vol. LIV, No.7, August 17, 1959, p. 32."

    February 20, 2013