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Boomer - meaning

ok, so there seems to be some confusion what 'boomer' means,

according to the Dictionary its

"a person born in the years following the Second World War, when there was a temporary marked increase in the birth rate."

"Baby Boomers: Baby boomers were born between 1944 and 1964. They're current between 55-75 years old"

so kids, when you're trying to use it as an insult to someone older, and wiser than you, maybe bare that in mind, on this forum there will be very few boomers, kids of boomers - yes.

(and yes, I'm to young to be a boomer)
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OK boomer.
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Old 03.03.2020, 14:17
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OK boomer.
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ok, so there seems to be some confusion what 'boomer' means,

according to the Dictionary its

"a person born in the years following the Second World War, when there was a temporary marked increase in the birth rate."

"Baby Boomers: Baby boomers were born between 1944 and 1964. They're current between 55-75 years old"

so kids, when you're trying to use it as an insult to someone older, and wiser than you, maybe bare that in mind, on this forum there will be very few boomers, kids of boomers - yes.

(and yes, I'm to young to be a boomer)
Actually I think a fair few regular posters are 55+.
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Old 03.03.2020, 14:18
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Makes me think of a disco.

Boom is a disco here. Both words giving me the heebeegeebees.
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Old 03.03.2020, 14:28
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Re: Boomer - meaning

According to the Urban Dictionary:
a slang term for hallucinagenic mushrooms containing psilocybin


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Old 03.03.2020, 14:37
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Re: Boomer - meaning

What comes after Boomers, Gloomers, Doomers, or Mooners?

Anyway, anyone who uses the term boomer is clearly an immature Troll who is off his meds.

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Re: Boomer - meaning

Baby Boomers' Important Characteristics
Strong work ethic. Baby boomers aren't afraid to put in a hard day of work. ...
Self-Assured. This generation is independent and self-assured. ...
Competitive. Baby boomers like competition. ...
Goal-centric. ...
Resourceful. ...
Mentally focused. ...
Team oriented. ...
Disciplined.

And yes - I am a Baby Boomer !!!
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Baby Boomers' Important Characteristics
Strong work ethic. Baby boomers aren't afraid to put in a hard day of work. ...
Self-Assured. This generation is independent and self-assured. ...
Competitive. Baby boomers like competition. ...
Goal-centric. ...
Resourceful. ...
Mentally focused. ...
Team oriented. ...
Disciplined.

And yes - I am a Baby Boomer !!!
You forgot modest
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and you are not the only one- for sure OH is just young enough to be one- and I am right in the middle
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Old 03.03.2020, 15:35
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You forgot modest
Too right - sick of the stick that baby boomers get in the UK...
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Re: Boomer - meaning

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.
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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 think that most people here with "big fuel guzzling motors" are far too young to be boomers.

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I always had 2CVs called 'Odilemobile' by my daughters' friends
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Re: Boomer - meaning

I know that if anybody were so stupid to call me "boomer" I would do the blood eagle, I would rip his spine out and give it to my granddaughter as a rattle.
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I know that if anybody were so stupid to call me "boomer" I would do the blood eagle, I would rip his spine out and give it to my granddaughter as a rattle.
Uhh what a bummer! I sense a Viking here
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I think boomer is seen as a mindset. Hence the term 'boomerish'
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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 think that's the generation after......

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.

Having lived through all that it certainly was not easy - couldn't afford to buy a house for ages - and certainly no big pension pot either ..
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I think boomer is seen as a mindset. Hence the term 'boomerish'
Its a dumb insult used by stupid people to anyone even 12 months older than them
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