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By Abernathy
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I think I'm getting it now. A "millennial" is any younger person - less than 40(?) years old.

At 60 years old, I gather I'm a "baby boomer". There are other mystifying terms, I believe.
 
By Zuriblue
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Abernathy wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:59 am
I think I'm getting it now. A "millennial" is any younger person - less than 40(?) years old.

At 60 years old, I gather I'm a "baby boomer". There are other mystifying terms, I believe.
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By Boiler
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cycloon wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:32 pm
'ok boomer' is fucking tiresome already.

Old and young alike seem well disposed to trite, reductive banalities. Well done, all.
It's the latter-day "whatever", isn't it? How many people got a righteous punch in the face for that one I don't know. To this grizzled old bastard, the use of 'ok boomer' makes you as much of a cunt as those who use 'woke' as a derogatory term.
 
By cycloon
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lord_kobel wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:43 pm
The point of "ok boomer" is that there's no point trying to explain to a ranting older person why they're wrong, as that's been tried numerous times before and it never sticks. Far better to save the time and effort and dismiss them with "ok boomer".
I get that.

It's still trite and lazy, which is somewhat ironic.
 
By cycloon
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I also get that.

But I'd warrant it's also used to be lazy much more negatively: to avoid thinking. It's simply fatuous to dress up things along purely generational divides, particularly when it comes to eternal human foibles: sloth, ignorance, myopia, arrogance.

'Boomers' don't get what drives 'millenials'. That says something true, and also says hardly anything at all. It's tiresome.
 
By lord_kobel
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It's not just that they don't get what drives 'millenials', it's that the sort of person who gets responded to with "ok boomer" actively fights against finding out. There's no point trying to go into any detail with them, as it won't stick. It's much the same as trying to explain in depth details of the EU with gammon. It's just not worth it.
 
By Abernathy
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Well, speaking as a "boomer", I'd say the assumption behind the catchphrase "ok boomer" is fundamentally flawed. At the start of my seventh decade, I'm as curious, inquisitive, and thirsty for new learning as I ever was. In fact, more so.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Not all are, sadly. It depends where, intellectually, you started from, and the equipment with which you began your journey.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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There really isn't anything deep or meaningful to "ok boomer". It isn't meant to be loaded or cutting. It literally is just a dismissive phrase when you know it is absolutely not worth engaging with the usual Mailite/gammon type it's aimed at. I personally don't use it because it boarders on meme territory and I try not to get into all that as it stifiles debate. I am prone to the occasion 'whatever mate' moment when I just can't be arsed with a lost cause of a pub bore or the like, and 'ok boomer' is just a newer turn of phrase which means the same thing I suppose, only aimed a more specific type. I think it does the job just fine, and it's usually aimed at the sort of people and scream 'snowflake' at everyone and to be fair it does wind them right up!
 
By MisterMuncher
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Given the ink and pixels used for the past half-decade or more to dismiss a generation as spendthrift/miserable, puritan/promiscuous, hypersensitive/callous, lazy, stupid, addicts of various stripes, faddish, cliquey...

Ok boomer is absolutely fine. Fuck those people.
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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Sorry, I'm using this thread as a bit of a crossover between Millennials/Snowflakes and now the new word they've learned; "Woke". I think they all fall under the same thing, in a round about way.




Now even your child's play time is woke! Toy fair unveils new socially-conscious include teddies made from recycled plastic and a book about a gay rainbow
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... -toys.html
Britain's top toy manufacturers are becoming socially conscious, after announcing the release of 'woke' playthings - including recycled teddy bears and a book about a gay rainbow.

At the country's biggest toy exhibition, a number of companies announced new eco-friendly, and LGBT-positive, toys set to hit the shelves this year.

One company has even created a range of teddy bears made completely out of recycled plastic bottles - based on animals most under threat from plastic pollution.

Apparently his is a bad thing? Seems like a good idea to me.
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