In the United States, at the time of writing, there are somewhere around 69 (nice) million Baby Boomers in the population.
They’ve gifted everyone with so much, and it’s time to celebrate that.
Specifically with these observations from whipper-snappers on Twitter.
15. Can you spare a dime
Wait, I say this too. Am I a boomer?
Boomers love saying "a quarter too" and "a quarter after"
— Jay ☄️ (@Smalltauk) April 13, 2020
14. Barks and bites
And yet now that you mention it I have some concerns.
why tf do boomers love saying “sit here, i won’t bite” like wow thank you i was afraid you were going to
— L (@dontfeedtherat) May 8, 2020
13. Run the risk
Stop pretending you don’t have all the national wealth, grandpa.
Boomers love saying “let’s see if this works” when handing over a credit card
— Uncle Andy (@dj_andysavage) November 9, 2019
12. Believe you me
Somehow I doubt me you a little bit.
Boomers love saying “and believe you me…” when making an empty threat
— Luke Dyer (@Lukey_D43) October 16, 2019
11. Purple people eater
Ok but like…imagine if for some reason purple people started existing.
Look me in the eye and tell me that older generations would be cool with it and not UTTERLY lose their minds.
Boomers love saying “I don’t care if you’re purple”
— Jush (@NakedTendies) October 15, 2019
10. Here kitty kitty
I’ve heard it both ways so much I don’t even know which is right anymore.
Baby Boomers love saying “kitty-corner”
— Jess Tetu (@HurdyGurdyNFab) February 26, 2021
9. Bring the corn
I will never financially recover from this.
Boomers love saying some corny shit like "So what's the damage?" when given their bill in a restaurant
— mr too damn deterritorialized (@jazzaimer) August 12, 2019
8. Need the drops
I think everyone above a certain age sort of thinks they’re a farmer.
Baby boomers love saying “oh, we NEEDED this rain.” Like really, Richard? You NEEDED this rain?
— David? (@davibcoavib) August 16, 2018
7. Rude dude
It’s not accidental if it’s premeditated.
Boomers love to say “I’m sorry I don’t mean to be rude,” and then continue being rude
— Evan Pinn (@huckleberryginn) November 30, 2020
6. Listen up
Ironically, it probably is.
Baby boomers love to say that a piece of technology “isn’t listening to me”
— Colin (@PlayerJams) March 23, 2020
5. Free for all
And every cashier laughs, because they’ve definitely never heard that before.
Boomers love to say”well I guess it’s free “ if their item isn’t ringing up.
— ???? (@abbs_tweets) December 15, 2019
4. Smoke ’em up
Do you even vape bro?
boomers love to say “e-cig”
— no relation to johnny (@cash_ethan) August 15, 2019
3. Of course!
Bruh have you even watched Seinfeld?
Boomers love to say “not that there’s anything wrong with that” when they find out someone is gay.
— Rats (@MKUltimaWeapon) September 18, 2018
2. Nuke it
The future is now.
Baby boomers love to say they’re going “zap” something in the microwave!
— Kenny Youch (@kennyyouch) January 4, 2018
1. So exotic
It’s the little things in life.
Boomers love to say the L’s in the word tortilla
— Luci (@iloatheluci) April 18, 2020
Thank you, boomers, for these wonderful cultural treasures.
What’s something your generation is known for saying?
Tell us in the comments.