2660: "Gen Z"

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2660: "Gen Z"

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"Baby boomers" was coined by an older generation, and when you look at how the phrase was first used, it was to complain about young people's behaviours. Some day, "generation Z" will be the phrase people use when complaining about their elders.
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ratammer wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:41 pm "Baby boomers" was coined by an older generation, and when you look at how the phrase was first used, it was to complain about young people's behaviours. Some day, "generation Z" will be the phrase people use when complaining about their elders.
Now I'm picturing someone saying "ok boomer" to an edgy teenager.
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Re: 2660: "Gen Z"

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ratammer wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:41 pm "Baby boomers" was coined by an older generation, and when you look at how the phrase was first used, it was to complain about young people's behaviours. Some day, "generation Z" will be the phrase people use when complaining about their elders.
I've already seen "ok, zoomer" out in the wild, so I guess things are moving fast now.
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Re: 2660: "Gen Z"

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ratammer wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:41 pm
"Baby boomers" was coined by an older generation, and when you look at how the phrase was first used, it was to complain about young people's behaviours. Some day, "generation Z" will be the phrase people use when complaining about their elders.
The phrase was coined and used to describe the massive Post War baby boom. Demographics not derision.
somitomi wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:07 pm I've already seen "ok, zoomer" out in the wild, so I guess things are moving fast now.
I think the term 'Zoomer' was originally a rather pathetic attempt to portray us aging and decrepit old [expletive deleted] as physically and mentally fit enough to zoom around. Embarrassingly sad that someone of my vintage would think that up believing it to be a good thing. I have seen the best minds of my generation...
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