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Old 03.03.2020, 16:02
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I think it refers to the generation that screwed up the world with greed and big fuel guzzling motors. Sort of like a Gammon or a Clarkson. *ducks* and grabs coat.
I'm a millenial forced to buy V6 turbos instead of naturally aspirated V8s
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Old 03.03.2020, 16:18
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Its a dumb insult used by stupid people to anyone even 12 months older than them
Well, they try to be insulting. Problem is, if you don't take it that way it rather falls flat.
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Its a dumb insult used by stupid people to anyone even 12 months older than them
I think it's used as an insult to people perceived as being from an older generation who are generally out of touch with modern life, a description that fits quite a few members here perfectly well.

EDIT - But yes on a more serious note, it's a stupid insult. Boomers are probably among the happiest of us all.

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Old 03.03.2020, 16:25
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I think it's used as an insult to people perceived as being from an older generation who are generally out of touch with modern life, a description that fits quite a few members here perfectly well.
Not necessarily those from an older generation though.
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Old 03.03.2020, 16:26
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I think boomer is seen as a mindset. Hence the term 'boomerish'
I think it describes the user of the term as someone who's just lost the argument, so has to resort to abuse.

Interestingly, the person who used it against me most recently, on receipt of a groan, immediately sent me a PM suggesting I'd be "triggered". Which brings me neatly to another attribute of users of the term - utterly lacking self-awareness.

I'm Gen-X and proud of it. Independent, self sufficient - we had to be.
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Old 03.03.2020, 16:26
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Not necessarily those from an older generation though.
I think Switzerland should be renamed to Boomistan by that definition.
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Old 03.03.2020, 16:31
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Did Switzerland have a baby boom?
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Old 03.03.2020, 16:36
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Did Switzerland have a baby boom?
Around 1960? Yes.

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Baby Boomers are the ones who had it easy apparently - low cost houses to buy - jobs at every corner, no University fees, big pension pots etc.
Didnít go to University, couldnít afford it. Didnít buy(in partnership with my bank), until I was in my 40s, worked my way up through the ranks, scraped and scrimped with every extra penny put into my 2nd,3rd pillar.

Ya, Iím a boomer, it was so, so easy!
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Old 03.03.2020, 16:48
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Old 03.03.2020, 16:49
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Didnít go to University, couldnít afford it. Didnít buy(in partnership with my bank), until I was in my 40s, worked my way up through the ranks, scraped and scrimped with every extra penny put into my 2nd,3rd pillar.

Ya, Iím a boomer, it was so, so easy!
Boomer is obviously an American term and by any economic measurement possible did the last generation have an easier life than the current one. Well, if you are white, obviouslyÖ That "communist" Sanders is trying to raise the taxes for rich Americans back to the level where the not-so-communist Reagan had themÖ on the one side could nobody expect the US to stay as dominant as an economy as they were 30-40 years ago, on the other side did quite some things from medical care to education just go down the hill.

Europeans on the other hand had a pretty decent recession in the 70s, the Brits had Thatcher as a natural desaster... since then they only elected reasonable PMs...
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A boomer rang me the other day. I wasn't home so I called him back.
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Its a dumb insult used by stupid people to anyone even 12 months older than them
True, but I'm saying some people use it irrelevant of age, older or younger.
It's used to invoke the (supposedly) negative traits of said group.
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Please, letís stay away from US politics.

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Every subsequent generation has been belittled by their predecessors. Workshy, lazy, delicate, entitled etc. All those hard working, diciplined boomers were the same generation that had the hippies.
The current Boomer thing is just the subsequent generations using a word a generation used to proudly describe themselves in a unflattering manner, pointing out their mentality is becoming out of touch with todays "woke" thinking.
Of course you'll have people from any generation saying the descriptions don't fit them, but remember this goes as much for boomers as it does for millenials and Gen X.
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...but remember this goes as much for boomers as it does for millenials and Gen X.
And Gen Y?
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Old 03.03.2020, 18:04
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And Gen Y?
Gen Y are millennials last I checked.
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pointing out their mentality is becoming out of touch with todays "woke" thinking.
"Woke" thinking, on the other hand, is out of touch with reality, as are people who use words like "woke" and "boomer".

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"Woke" thinking, on the other hand, is out of touch with reality, as are people who use words like "woke" and "boomer".

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I'm not terribly woke, coffee helps but it hasn't helped me fix my butchering of the past and present tense.
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