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OK, Tail-end Boomer

 

December 9, 2019



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.

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