Maybe I'm just getting old, but I find it disturbing when "boomer" is used as in insult or as a mockery. Is it so in your language too?

I don't think I've ever seen someone go against this kind of discriminatory language though so maybe it's just that I hang out with the wrong people =D


@dynamic Yeah I don't love them and I don't hate them, depends on people, I just find it very offensive to use the age as an insult. Not sure how is it different from using the skin color or the gender, but I rarely see people talking against this kind of speech


One of the things that perplexes me about the current use of "boomer" is that the term refers to people who were born between specific dates, but that the way it is commonly used seems to be an exact stand-in for older terms for old people: "grandma", "pops", "fogie."

Those kinds of slurs have been with us for a while, but this one seems to be stereotyping not old people, but people of a specific generation. And yet, I think that a lot of people using the term don't know that Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are too old to be boomers. I wonder whether it's common knowledge that Barack Obama is too young to be a boomer.


A millennial friend of mine recently got "okay boomer"d by one of his students. Would it hit you any differently if the student had said "okay, pops" instead?

@dynamic Yeah, I'm a millenial and I've also been often called a boomer. In time a sense of being old grew on me and I hate it

No it wouldn't make a sensible difference to be called "pop" or "grandpa", I'd still find it offensive, it's just that I never see those in my language while I often hear boomer.

I agree that is often not properly used, but that's how it goes with insults

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