Other New York boroughs claim strong self-reliance, too, of course, but Staten Island does so in a way that is more oppositional, and less appealingly "exotic." Urbanites take foodie trips to Flushing, Queens, for authentic ethnic cuisine and can relate, at least implicitly, to the striving-immigrant narrative that animates a community like Jackson Heights or Sunset Park. Staten Island is much harder to assimilate into the fabric of New York. Politically, culturally, and sociologically, it is the strangest bedfellow in the city's ménage à cinq , regarded as a little red state full of orange people who seem to have crash-landed on our blue planet.
The term has experienced a resurgence in usage during the 2000s and 2010s. In October 2000, David Brooks remarked in a Weekly Standard article that Benjamin Franklin – due to his extreme wealth, cosmopolitanism, and adventurous social life – is "Our Founding Yuppie".  A recent article in Details proclaimed "The Return of the Yuppie", stating that "the yuppie of 1986 and the yuppie of 2006 are so similar as to be indistinguishable" and that "the yup" is "a shape-shifter... he finds ways to reenter the American psyche."  Victor Davis Hanson also recently wrote in National Review very critically of "yuppies." 
“Why don’t Americans eat carp?” This is a reference to imported Asian carp that escaped their enclosures and have proliferated across the United States, threatening local ecosystems and fisheries. Several of the invasive species feature regularly on Chinese dinner tables, prompting Baidu autocomplete to ask why Americans don’t just eat the damn things. Chinese web users speculate on what peculiarities of the . diet prevent Americans from embracing the fish, with proposed reasons ranging from the bony fish being better-suited to chopsticks than knives and forks, to Americans’ presumed preference for culinary styles “like KFC”. One author observes cheekily: “If Chinese people discovered a place where wild fish grew this large – and the water wasn’t even polluted – then after three days there wouldn’t even be ten scrawny ones left.”