Ultramodern relationship problems

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Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

Post by Aresen » 17 Nov 2019, 10:25

Eric the .5b wrote:
16 Nov 2019, 23:49
Jadagul wrote:
16 Nov 2019, 22:10
Andrew wrote:
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lunchstealer wrote:
16 Nov 2019, 15:01
To answer the X-ennials question, X-ennials are people born in the boundary zone between Xers and Millennials. Typically 1978-82, IIRC. Timothy is in this category, and generally identifies more with Xer cynicism than Millennial idealism.
This little span is where I am, along with number of coworkers and friends. It's a weird zone. Public discourse is full of all sorts of complaints about millennials entering the workforce, and we've all been working as lawyers for over a decade.
That's just people being sloppy. Millennials are all over 22 now. They've mostly finished college.

"The Millennials on campus aren't stressing about getting their term papers in. They're stressing about applying for tenure."
People have been pointing this out for a couple of years, now, and yet "Millennial" still means "college student" to a weird number of people. I don't get it.
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Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

Post by Warren » 17 Nov 2019, 10:41

Aresen wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 10:25
Eric the .5b wrote:
16 Nov 2019, 23:49
Jadagul wrote:
16 Nov 2019, 22:10
Andrew wrote:
16 Nov 2019, 22:05
lunchstealer wrote:
16 Nov 2019, 15:01
To answer the X-ennials question, X-ennials are people born in the boundary zone between Xers and Millennials. Typically 1978-82, IIRC. Timothy is in this category, and generally identifies more with Xer cynicism than Millennial idealism.
This little span is where I am, along with number of coworkers and friends. It's a weird zone. Public discourse is full of all sorts of complaints about millennials entering the workforce, and we've all been working as lawyers for over a decade.
That's just people being sloppy. Millennials are all over 22 now. They've mostly finished college.

"The Millennials on campus aren't stressing about getting their term papers in. They're stressing about applying for tenure."
People have been pointing this out for a couple of years, now, and yet "Millennial" still means "college student" to a weird number of people. I don't get it.
Us boomers are losing count.
Yeah. WTF? Do we get a new "generation" every five years now?
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Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

Post by Jadagul » 17 Nov 2019, 14:18

Every fifteen or so.

Really, the explanation for the confusion is pretty clear. Ten years ago, Millenials were mostly in high school or college. So people learned "Millennial" as "person who's high-school or college-aged". Millennials are older but people haven't fully updated their mental dictionaries.

It's a lot like the "millionaire" thing we were talking about earlier. A million dollars means something different from what it did in 1950, but people haven't updated the affect on the word.

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