The internet is a great place to go if you want to feel horrible about yourself.
For instance, if you happen to belong to the generation known as “baby boomer,” you can watch your entire existence get reduced a dismissive catchphrase.
But there is SOME hope. For whatever reason, Twitter seems to be cataloguing a lot of boomer favorites in the language department, and maybe that, if nothing else, will help us all heal.
12. The moving picture show
Hold on, just gotta crank it for a minute or so.
boomers love to say “i’m videoing this”
— gina? (@abbruzzese_gina) September 25, 2020
11. Encouraging words
I’ve been told this by older folks even when it is very clearly untrue and honestly, I appreciate it.
Boomers love saying “you look good!” when they run into someone they haven’t seen in a while
— Andrea Walsh (@andreawalsh24) August 24, 2019
10. Cut to the chase
I have a friend who’s like 29 and does this all. The. Time.
Boomers love saying “lemme ask you this” instead of just going straight into a question
— Conner (@Conner__Moore) October 30, 2020
9. Definite article
I was just reading about it the other day on the Facebooks.
Boomers love saying “the COVID”
— Bruss (@brvss13) November 8, 2020
8. Mutually assured destruction
Gotta remember they grew up hiding under their desks from bombs.
Boomers love saying “just nuke it” when something could be warmed up in a microwave
— ian (@lillentillover) September 17, 2020
7. Think differently
Is it aware of us? Does it KNOW?!
boomers love to say that a computer or phone is “thinking” instead of “loading”
— peralta but not a cop (@IVx2EKG) August 24, 2018
6. The good stuff
Don’t care how you say it, just remember to bring me some.
boomers love saying chipoltay
— mia (@baberuthrights) August 1, 2020
5. The million dollar question
Alright but that had better be a big tip. (It’s not gonna be.)
boomers love saying “a million dollars” when servers ask if they can get them anything else
— Maggie (@maggiem413) December 6, 2019
4. Do it to it
They got places to be, don’t stand in their way.
boomers love saying “alright lets do this thing?” before checking out at a grocery store
— guz (@sarahguzinski) July 9, 2020
3. Dinner is served
Um, because that’s clearly hilarious.
why do boomers love saying "I guess you hated it" when you finish your plate of food
— claire (@hadespapers) December 23, 2019
2. Stir the pot
I prefer the Devil’s Lettuce.
Boomers love saying pot instead of weed
— cc (@prettypiscesx) March 29, 2020
1. More money
Seriously, they want to be rich.
boomers love saying “that’s the million dollar question”
— logan donahue (@logandonahue17) April 27, 2020
I think we need to hold onto these phrases. Treasure them. Pass them on to future generations so that they can continue to be enjoyed by all.
What phrase do you think is unique to your generation?
Tell us in the comments.