This is something some European hipster
came up with thinking he was clever. Basically, this hipster
saw that every day people get into arguments because they recognize that both "sides" of the argument are right and wrong in different ways. He realized this during an argument between two hipsters about who was a more "legit
" hipster. This could be summed up with the problem that people can't decide whether when they are disagreeing or agreeing: they oscillate
between the idea of "neither" and "both." Thus, schmöthe. It is meant to represent the fact that what each side is basically saying is it neither-ish
. We use the root
of "both" because "both" is more conciliatory and helps hipsters get along
Professor: Is the classical model of economics
or the Keynesian model
Student 1: Classical because it explains the long run.
Student 2: Keynesian because it explains the short run.
Student 3: Understanding both is better.
Student 4: It's schmöthe!
Restaurant goer 1: Lemme
get a steak
Restaurant goer 2: Dawg
, don't get a steak get some fish.
Restaurant goer 1: I want a steak because I need some protein.
Restaurant goer 2: Oh true
, I just want some Omegas
Waiter: Chill out yo
, you guys are schmöthe right.
Bro: Is occupy
a political party
Hippy: It's schmöthe, man
Hipster: Oh shit
! You are right.