Poll

The Millennial generation is...

People born around 1982
17 (53.1%)
People born around 2000
8 (25%)
Both
3 (9.4%)
Neither
4 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 32

Author Topic: Who are the Millennials?  (Read 1129 times)

yorkie

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Re: Who are the Millennials?
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2019, 08:52:49 pm »
According to Network Rail, Millennials are between 26-30. They might or might not have avocados but they've got railcards, just like old people.

I'm looking forward to the The Only Demographic Not Entitled To A Railcard railcard.  I think that's single non-disabled GenXers.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Who are the Millennials?
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2019, 11:45:32 pm »
It has been commented on elsewhere.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Who are the Millennials?
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2019, 11:48:48 pm »
Boomers: selfish Brexiteer bastards
GenX: slackers
Millennials: snowflakes

There you go  ;)

You missed one the "Xenials"
Nothing to do with crap TV but it's been identified that those who grew up during the period where modern communication technology (i.e. internet and smart phones) to the consumer market rather don't really fit in with Gen X or the "Millenials" (previously Gen. Y)
This is reckoned to be Late 70s ish to mid 80s ish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xennials

Also I don't qualify for a railcard either being 37 yet very definitely being born in the early 80s

Re: Who are the Millennials?
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2019, 01:07:42 pm »
Boomers: selfish Brexiteer bastards
GenX: slackers
Millennials: snowflakes

There you go  ;)

You missed one the "Xenials"
Nothing to do with crap TV but it's been identified that those who grew up during the period where modern communication technology (i.e. internet and smart phones) to the consumer market rather don't really fit in with Gen X or the "Millenials" (previously Gen. Y)
This is reckoned to be Late 70s ish to mid 80s ish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xennials

Also I don't qualify for a railcard either being 37 yet very definitely being born in the early 80s

Ah, never heard of Xennials before, but I seem to be one. I'll await the Xennial railcard...

Kim

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Re: Who are the Millennials?
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2019, 01:09:04 pm »
Ah, never heard of Xennials before, but I seem to be one.

AOL!

I'm not sure how useful a distinction it is - I've always thought of myself as the tail end of GenX.  On the other hand barakta is only 4 months younger than me, and while she grew up in the same mostly-analogue world, she missed out on most of 80s culture.  She doesn't wince at the words "Go at throttle up"[1], for example, which seems to be a good test for the GenX/Millennial borderline.  We have somewhat different perspectives on the AIDS crisis, too (converging as we got to know the survivors in QUILTBAG adolescence), though I was unusually well informed[2] given my age.

Orgeon Trail[3] and My So Called Life certainly resonate.


[1] Substitute the Chernobyl meltdown, 1987 general election or Herald of Free Enterprise disaster if you're not a space nerd.
[2] Thanks to my parents I was one of those children with a working knowledge of meiosis and retroviruses and so on well before I gave any thought to *how* human gametes might end up in the same place.
[3] Our school had some knock-off Spectrum version without the hunting or decent graphics.  Pretty sure you still died of dysentery.
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