Generation X, or Gen X, encompasses everyone born between the years of 1965 and 1980. Gen Xers are known for being direct, independent, and straight-forward.
The generation also came of age during the glory years of MTV, and are associated with the grunge subgenre that sprang up in the 1990s.
Gen Xers definitely have their own brand of humor, and it’s not always immediately accessible to people who are from other generations.
Here are 15 tweets that anyone born in Gen X will get, but that just might not be that funny to literally anyone else.
1. Same difference.
Seriously, we all really know what a Karen is.
You guys can call us Gen Xer's "Karen" if you want but if you understood us at all, it'd be "Heather."
— Aimee Giese (@Greeblehaus) November 15, 2019
2. The accuracy!
And you know they’d all go scurrying off to check it out.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are Gen X’s Jimmy Buffet. Only a matter of time before they open a chain of Californication Station Bar & Grills.
— Non Fungible Milk Hotel™ (@TimDuffy) June 21, 2020
3. Hello, hello, hello…
What a classic.
Well, “Gen X” is trending, which probably means that, uh…eh, whatever. Nevermind.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 14, 2020
4. They can’t be bothered.
Like, to do anything.
I'm not going to look up why "Gen X" is trending I'll just assume it's because we died
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) May 14, 2019
5. The answer is yes.
As a Millennial, I definitely treasure this memory.
Is it purely a Gen X/older millennial thing to fondly remember when you would go to the sit down Pizza Hut as a special treat?
— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) June 9, 2019
6. And they’re all just fine.
Fish sticks, though?
The life of a #GenX kid:
Wake up and immediately go outside; play with dangerous things in dangerous places.
Show up for dinner 14 hours later; parents are surprised to learn you weren’t home.
Eat fishsticks alone while watching tv.
Read in bed with flashlight.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 15, 2020
7. Sounds nightmarish.
Thank you, internet!
I think about how my Gen X friends once had to order takeout by calling the place and I admire their bravery.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) February 2, 2020
8. The mom!
She was truly the Queen of Darkness for Gen X.
Some days I remember that Winona Ryder, the dark princess of Gen X, the coolest of the cool, is known among many younger folks as "the mom from Stranger Things".
— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) February 22, 2020
9. It is what they do!
You have to make sure the kids understand.
My son just OK Boomer’d me.
Bitch I’m Gen X, I will put you in a facial recognition database and drown you in student loan debt
— Chad Loder (@chadloder) November 12, 2019
10. Gen X confuses everyone.
This is a great example of both how and why.
Boomers: People are too sensitive and need to toughen up
Millennials: People need to care more and help each other out
Gen X: Die Hard is a Christmas movie
— James Alvarez (@ObscureGent) December 17, 2019
11. The best of both worlds.
Daria, you are the light.
Daria is a teen in the late ‘90s which makes her a millennial but her underwhelmed cynicism is totally Gen X. Let’s take some calls
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) July 17, 2019
12. Lockdown champions.
No one raised Gen X, we were left to fend for ourselves! Hence why being stuck in our rooms all day in lockdown has not fazed us.
— ?Þórhalla Björgvinsdottír ??? (@ThorhallaBjorg) June 14, 2020
13. Mixtapes forever.
Someone should really bring these back.
I think I'll make a mixtape. By which I mean a playlist but look, I'm Gen X, and we called them mixtapes, deal with it.
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) March 18, 2020
14. Truly, a massive failure.
You still have time!
Before we take any victory laps, we in gen x gotta remember we failed on the charge of delivering true Back to the Future hoverboards for our gen z kids. pic.twitter.com/MCCI7rFZm5
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) June 14, 2020
15. At least they recognize.
Avocado toast is for everyone.
You know, I roll hard with Gen X. I represent. I don’t forget about us. I use my voice to remember our culture, as much as I can.
But, I’m not going to lie. Avocado toast is goddamn delicious.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 20, 2020
What did you think about those Gen X tweets? Some are really hilarious.
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