You probably know that the older generation around today are called “boomers” – though it’s important to note they’re far from the oldest generations around. Depending on your definition, there are still many from The Silent Generation, a few from The Greatest Generation, and even a handful from The Interbellum Generation, which started at the turn of the 20th century.
“Boomer” is short for “Baby Boomer,” a term first coined in 1963 by the Salt Lake Tribune. It refers to the folks born just after World War II, when soldiers returning home en masse and a renewed sense of hope led to an enormous “boom” in U.S. births.
But that’s what academics think of baby boomers. What does…say…Twitter think?
10. Being extra
Yeah that’s called having money.
boomer culture is having entire rooms in the house that they just don’t really use
— Vivian (@suchnerve) March 11, 2019
9. Good jokes
Thanks, the cashier definitely hasn’t heard that a billion times today.
Boomer culture is asking if an item is free when there’s no price tag
— ohsweetwilliam (@jordsgiuliani) November 9, 2019
8. Line skipping
Yeah but all of you are YOU, and I’m ME. See the difference?
Boomer culture is bypassing a very obvious bathroom line, jiggling the door handle, then acting surprised when it's pointed out that people are waiting.
— Beer Hall Putz (@moonpolysoft) September 2, 2018
7. The Chipootles
I don’t care how you pronounce it, it’s delicious.
boomer culture is pronouncing chipotle "chi-poll-tay"
— Steven (@stevenmerzlak28) August 4, 2019
6. The audacity
But my EYES saw a thing and now they want that thing!
Boomer culture is demanding the sale price of items after the sale has already ended.
— Father Jordan Avery. (@averusfinch) November 3, 2019
5. An air of exclusivity
I wash my hands of all of it.
Boomer culture is owning hand towels you're not supposed to use and then complaining that "all these electronics are such a waste"
— hannahhhhh (@heckaheadbang) August 28, 2019
4. The unfair game
Bonus points if you actually call the waiter over to complain about this, as though there’s something they can do about it.
boomer culture is getting your food at a restaurant but then complaining when someone near you who came in after you gets their food after you but quicker than you did
— chelsaya (@chelsaya) August 8, 2019
3. Bad entrances
“Meh, that’s for other people.”
baby boomer culture is going through a door that is CLEARLY marked EXIT ONLY
— 2010 chrysler PT cruiser with flame decals (@dietdisco) August 26, 2019
2. The contradictions
Very weird to want more for your kids, but not to want your kids to know anything you didn’t.
Boomer culture is forcing your kids to go to college and then “disagreeing” with the facts that they learned there.
— Michael Miller (@michael_41mil) November 5, 2019
1. The saltiness
Welp, today I learned I’m a boomer.
boomer culture is adding extra salt to food before even tasting it
— alex (@uhhdamn) July 5, 2019
But yanno, don’t take any of those jabs too seriously, boomers. After all, it’s just Twitter. And that place is a mess.
What would you add to this list?
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