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Mediawatch special: Arsenal, ‘hippy crack’ and The Sun

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It is not ‘hippy crack’, it is laughing gas, nitrous oxide, balloons or – we are reliably informed by people so much younger than ourselves – ‘nos’.

So we start with the phrase ‘hippy crack’, which is used by literally no person outside of a tabloid newsroom.

Who’s bringing the hippy crack?

It’s particularly powerful when used in a combination with other words to make ‘hippy crack club binge’.

The Sun of course use the term ‘hippy crack’ because it is a dog whistle phrase.

It sounds quite informal.

But good old-fashioned booze is obviously fine; it’s not ‘hippy crack’.
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