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This yuppification will also involve some upmarket food stalls - but first she has to get the man from the council to return her phone calls.
The same was and is even truer of TV, where the yuppification of sitcomland that began in the '80s has become so much the norm that the regional and economic (though not racial) diversity of earlier sitcoms looks like Woody Guthrie for the eyes by contrast.
Bostonians' peculiar custom of complaining while simultaneously defending Beantown was exposed with aplomb: "I don't need someone coming to destroy my town," grumbles one character through a thick South Boston accent, lamenting the yuppification of her neighborhood.