Boomers Have Uncovered The Term ‘OK Boomer’ And They Are Not Happy
By Thanussha Priyah, 06 Nov 2019
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The term “OK Boomer” has found its place on the internet, even making its way into New Zealand’s Parliament this week—but those at the center of phrase, boomers, aren’t too happy about the reference.
According to The New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz, teenagers use this phrase as a retaliation to “cringey YouTube videos, Donald Trump tweets, and basically any person over 30” who criticize younger generations and their beliefs.
These concerns include climate change, political division and economic hardship that prevalently weigh on the minds of youths.
Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick used the term to shut down a heckler during her speech on environmental change in New Zealand’s Parliament. The millennial slang failed to translate on television, and her words were quoted as, “OK, Berma.”
So, if you don’t know, now you know. In short, Gen Zs are now disarming the boomers’ outcry of unsolicited condemnation, often masked as wisdom.
Take a look at some Boomers’ replies, as well as some spoofed reactions, to the term “OK boomer.”
Anyone: "Ok Boomer"— Trav Guy (@TheOtherTravGuy) November 6, 2019
ok boomer pic.twitter.com/RYZzbkRIyA— and introducing...🌹🏁✨ (@vernelldaye) November 3, 2019
Only took three generations to go from the Greatest Generation to the Most Ungrateful Generation.— Jonathan Berland (@jonberland) October 29, 2019
As a boomer, I endorse this response. pic.twitter.com/wqze3OkGPQ— Darlene (I am not your partisan) Strozut☔️ (@Enstone) November 4, 2019
As someone who may be a Boomer (I’m on the Boomer-X cusp), I’m totally ok with you kids saying “OK Boomer” as long as you leave my lawn immediately after doing so.— matt blaze (@mattblaze) November 4, 2019
Another example of uncivility. Depressing. And, yes, I am a boomer.— Robin Williams Adams (@ledgerROBIN) October 29, 2019
i kinda love how this thread on "boomer" as a pejorative progresses gradually from "well, actually" to "all of you can go to hell." pic.twitter.com/mkmpuKAcLl— 𝔱𝔰𝔞𝔯 𝔟𝔢𝔠𝔨𝔢𝔱 𝔞𝔡𝔞𝔪𝔰 (@BecketAdams) November 4, 2019
they should keep in mind that we raised them, we are their parents and/or grandparents, and we need to keep that in mind as well, we are each a by product of the other one— @parisrosi (@rosiinparis) October 29, 2019
Ok, Gen Z, start paying your own rent.— JB (@VinoTavolo) October 29, 2019
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