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OK, tail-end boomer

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09.12.2019


By Tom Purcell

I don't blame millennials and Gen Z for mocking baby boomers with the trending "OK boomer" meme.

I've had my issues with baby boomers, too.

"OK boomer," reports dictionary.com, "is a viral internet slang phrase used, often in a humorous or ironic manner, to call out or dismiss out-of-touch or close-minded opinions associated with the baby boomer generation and older people more generally."

It's sarcasm used to tell baby boomers that they're too critical, condescending and dismissive toward younger folks' anxieties and concerns.

I feel those younger folks' pain.

Technically, I'm a boomer, born near the tail end of that generation, which began in 1946 and concluded in 1964 ― but that 18-year span is far too lengthy to accommodate a single generation.

Sociologist and author Jonathan Pontell argues that Americans born between 1954 and 1965 are actually part of their own Generation........

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