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"OK boomer" is conservative shaming?
#1
I never heard that used against left-wing boomers like Jeremy Corbyn or Elizabeth Warren. It's always about conservative boomers who don't care about global warming, go to church and are not "inclusive" enough.

Was there something like "OK missionary" meme against conservative Missionaries during the previous 4T?
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#2
By what I have seen, the ones saying that seem to be either the far right or the far left.
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#3
"Ok boomer" simply acknowledges that the boomer is correct, and the speaker is appreciative at learning valuable new information. No surprise that it's never used with Corbyn or Warren.
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#4
(01-09-2020, 03:15 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: "Ok boomer" simply acknowledges that the boomer is correct, and the speaker is appreciative at learning valuable new information.  No surprise that it's never used with Corbyn or Warren.

OK Boomer is pure snark.  There is no single source or target … except the obvious generational one.  To be honest, though, Xers are blazing new trails of social, economic and political disfunction.  As a generation, Boomers are being displaced as the worst.   With Xers, it's endemic, and getting worse.  Unlike Boomers, Xers kept their dysfunction in the private sector where oversight is almost nonexistent.  


The Boeing 737 Max is a perfect example of corporate rot, but only one of many.
Intelligence is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom, but they all play well together.
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#5
It strikes me as meaning "whatever, person from the past, your viewpoint is growing more irrelevant by the day anyway."

And "Boomer" is coming to mean "anyone older than a Millennial." Or, "anyone whose life is primarily located in the old, dying saeculum."
Steve Barrera

[A]lthough one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation. - Hagakure

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(01-11-2020, 10:35 AM)David Horn Wrote:
(01-09-2020, 03:15 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: "Ok boomer" simply acknowledges that the boomer is correct, and the speaker is appreciative at learning valuable new information.  No surprise that it's never used with Corbyn or Warren.

OK Boomer is pure snark.  There is no single source or target … except the obvious generational one.  To be honest, though, Xers are blazing new trails of social, economic and political disfunction.  As a generation, Boomers are being displaced as the worst.   With Xers, it's endemic, and getting worse.  Unlike Boomers, Xers kept their dysfunction in the private sector where oversight is almost nonexistent.  


The Boeing 737 Max is a perfect example of corporate rot, but only one of many.

It is snark, I agree, directed at both Boomers and Xers IMO (since the fine points of differentiating between the generations are lost to most people).

Ouch about Xer dysfunction in the corporate world. In the last saeculum the New Deal took over to replace the dysfunctional private sector. But what is going to happen now? Seems to just be getting worse.
Steve Barrera

[A]lthough one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation. - Hagakure

Saecular Pages
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(01-11-2020, 12:18 PM)sbarrera Wrote:
(01-11-2020, 10:35 AM)David Horn Wrote:
(01-09-2020, 03:15 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: "Ok boomer" simply acknowledges that the boomer is correct, and the speaker is appreciative at learning valuable new information.  No surprise that it's never used with Corbyn or Warren.

OK Boomer is pure snark.  There is no single source or target … except the obvious generational one.  To be honest, though, Xers are blazing new trails of social, economic and political disfunction.  As a generation, Boomers are being displaced as the worst.   With Xers, it's endemic, and getting worse.  Unlike Boomers, Xers kept their dysfunction in the private sector where oversight is almost nonexistent.  


The Boeing 737 Max is a perfect example of corporate rot, but only one of many.

It is snark, I agree, directed at both Boomers and Xers IMO (since the fine points of differentiating between the generations are lost to most people).

Ouch about Xer dysfunction in the corporate world. In the last saeculum the New Deal took over to replace the dysfunctional private sector. But what is going to happen now? Seems to just be getting worse.

I thought that the Gen Xers were called "Karens", not "boomers".
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(01-11-2020, 12:15 PM)sbarrera Wrote: And "Boomer" is coming to mean "anyone older than a Millennial." Or, "anyone whose life is primarily located in the old, dying saeculum."

I think it's actually "anyone older than a postmillenial".  I saw a complaint a few days ago from a Millenial about being a target of the comment, and I never saw the comment before postmillenials became old enough to speak up, which is about age 9 as far as I can tell.
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(01-11-2020, 03:04 PM)Ghost Wrote:
(01-11-2020, 12:18 PM)sbarrera Wrote:
(01-11-2020, 10:35 AM)David Horn Wrote:
(01-09-2020, 03:15 PM)Warren Dew Wrote: "Ok boomer" simply acknowledges that the boomer is correct, and the speaker is appreciative at learning valuable new information.  No surprise that it's never used with Corbyn or Warren.

OK Boomer is pure snark.  There is no single source or target … except the obvious generational one.  To be honest, though, Xers are blazing new trails of social, economic and political disfunction.  As a generation, Boomers are being displaced as the worst.   With Xers, it's endemic, and getting worse.  Unlike Boomers, Xers kept their dysfunction in the private sector where oversight is almost nonexistent.  


The Boeing 737 Max is a perfect example of corporate rot, but only one of many.

It is snark, I agree, directed at both Boomers and Xers IMO (since the fine points of differentiating between the generations are lost to most people).

Ouch about Xer dysfunction in the corporate world. In the last saeculum the New Deal took over to replace the dysfunctional private sector. But what is going to happen now? Seems to just be getting worse.

I thought that the Gen Xers were called "Karens", not "boomers".

"Karen" has wider coverage than any one generation and targets the "I'd like to speak to the manager" types, who usually do so over something minor. The only real prerequisite is that the subject is a woman because people of any age can be like a Karen.
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#10
Me, I prefer "Whatever, Boomer" myself - and I use it quite often on facebook, usually just before blocking a Boomer who is a hopeless Ayn Rand groupie.

"Go, Boomer" is also popular.
"It was better with them that were slain by the sword, than with them that died with hunger, for these pined away being consumed for want of the fruits of the earth" - Lamentations 4:9
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