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Can you guess the most-commonly used names for these "generations" of people in the United States and other western countries.
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Gen Y is lazy so we don't accept it.
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Jan 14, 2017
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I tried Generation Y but it didn't accept that either.
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Feb 14, 2017
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What about Generation Z? It's in the source.
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Jan 14, 2017
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Yes. 17 years haven't been taken into account.
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Jan 14, 2017
It's too early for them to really be considered a generation. Many haven't even been born yet. And I'm sure the name will coalesce on something other than "Gen Z". That is, unless the zombie apocalypse happens during their coming of age.
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Jan 15, 2017
(72)
You are wise Quizmaster
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Jan 17, 2017
(41)
I disagree, it isn't too early at all. Most researchers place the starting birth year for the generation following the Millenials as early as the late 90s to the early 2000s. So no matter what starting year you choose, 12-20ish years have passed since that generation started, meaning nearly all of the members of that generation have been born. Some researchers have already identified the post-Gen Z cohort. They're calling it Generation Alpha and have identified the birth year as early as 2010.
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Mar 9, 2017
(63)
I was born in 1964 so I feel too young to be a Baby Boomer but too old to be Gen X. I'm Generation On The Fence.
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Jan 15, 2017
(71)
There are lots of us! Look up "Generation Jones," and see if it's a better fit.
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Jan 15, 2017
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The people born on the cusps of two generations often don't fit into the norms of either generation and make their own subgroup of a generation. The people at the end of Gen X and the beginning of Millennials are sometimes called the Oregon Trail Generation....I was born in 1985 and feel I fit in that group a little better than Millennials, but I'm too young to be a Gen Xer.
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Jan 17, 2017
(65)
Evilpenguin ~ I think in that case you can pretty much self-assess. My husband was also born in '64 and wore long hair and tie-dye and listened to a lot of 70s prog rock. I, on the other hand, born in '66, was all about Depeche Mode, big perms, leg warmers, and irony. We're a cross-generational marriage? :-)
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Jan 25, 2017
(71)
I hear you. My husband was born in 1967 and never tires of telling me he is Gen X but I am a Baby Boomer.
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Mar 9, 2017
(64)
I was born in 1964 as well but I definitely feel more aligned (one of) with Baby Boomers than Gen Xers.
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Mar 9, 2017
(38)
No beatniks or hippies, even though the picture looks quite hippie-ish... Got all except "the greatest generation", which I've never heard of. What was so great with them?
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Jan 15, 2017
(72)
Study some WWII history. The term is quite common when talking about those who fought in the war and those who kept the homefront running.
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Jan 16, 2017
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Not really sure how you got them all except the Greatest Generation...that term has been used for a very long time. I've heard of the Greatest Generation a lot more than I've ever heard Silent Generation.
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Jan 17, 2017
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Given the amount of books and other media on the Second World War and that very few prior generations still have living representatives, that's pretty normal. In Western Europe we don't call that generation greatest. Most of those generation like my grandparents tried to forget and never talk about the war, the violence, hunger, etc. I guess an ocean of distance sort of idealises war as there were no real winners, just losers (like in every war).
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Mar 9, 2017
(65)
Yeah - I got all the others easy peasy, but I had to hit give up once it came to that.
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Mar 9, 2017
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kshanti- you are mistaken. There were real winners in WWII, the Allies and honestly, the entire world won because of them.
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Mar 9, 2017
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They fought, were wounded (and died) in WWII to give you the freedom to be damned narcissistic. That's what makes them the Greatest Generation.
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Mar 10, 2017
(74)
What's with every second generation having a depressing name?
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Jan 15, 2017
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Generation X sounds pretty cool
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Mar 9, 2017
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As a guy born on the cusp of gen z according to some measures (not this one), this worries me.
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Mar 10, 2017
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If you want to find the lost generation I'd suggest going to a cemetery and digging. Found!
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Mar 9, 2017
(12)
I'm from the lost generation and I'm not in a cemetery.
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Mar 13, 2017
(45)
and now is the "JetPunk Generation" -)
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Mar 9, 2017
(71)
My brother was born in 1943 and I can tell you for certain, he and his friends were anything but "silent". I had to look it up to see why they were called that. Wikipedia calls the Greatest Generation the "G.I. Generation", and they also added Generation Z after Millenials. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation#List_of_generations
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Mar 9, 2017
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According to Strauss & Howe's generational theory, the last year of the Silents was 1942 & the Boomers (not Baby Boomers, just Boomers) started in 1943. They also end the Boomer generation in 1960 rather than 1964. I'm of the '63 cohort & identify more w/Gen X (or as S&H call us, the 13ers) than Boomers, but I'd definitely consider myself to be at the tail end of Generation Jones as well.
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Mar 9, 2017
(66)
"gi" apparently gives Greatest Generation for some reason?
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Mar 9, 2017
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It's also called the GI Generation, because during WWII, men in the US Army were referred to as GIs. Supposedly GI stands for government issue, although I've heard that that's been debunked.
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Mar 9, 2017
(67)
The silent generation is the least remembered. Maybe they should have spoken up more.
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Mar 9, 2017
(39)
Quizmaster can you add boomers for baby boomers and baby busters for generation X?
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Mar 9, 2017
(46)
accept boomers
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Mar 9, 2017
(69)
I guess "Me Generation" isn't acceptable?
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Mar 9, 2017
(56)
I tried that too! I forgot they were called babyboomers back before the world got to know them better.
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Mar 9, 2017
(40)
You're mistaken. The "Me" generation is the one FOLLOWING the Baby-Boomers.
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Mar 10, 2017
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