Times Editor
Times Editor

COMMENTARY

Most of the time, I could care less about the latest meme sweeping the internet or hashtag that’s pitting one social group against another. But I ventured to the Midwest to visit family last week, I got sucked into the nonsense packaged as news that I typically try to ignore.

Not the important stuff, but the drivel that serves as fresh meat for social commentators preaching to the choir of their own political persuasion. This time, attention was focused squarely on two words: “OK, Boomer.”

Maybe you’ve caught some of this scuttlebutt. This catchphrase is intended as a pejorative, generated initially by Gen Z, and aimed at mocking condescending attitudes of older people (e.g. Baby Boomers).

 

 

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