Here’s another millennial dig from the mouths of babes. Millennials love to say, “I did a thing.” They totally admit it and keep using the expression. Gen Zs apparently hate it. Why?
It’s a trigger phrase alerting a gen Z that a millennial is in the room. The youngers also like to mock the elders for their “Harry Potter” fixation, so he suggested they go re-read the series again. It is something to do while they’re shutting their mouth.
Gwen and Gen Z Don't Mix
Evidently, most millennials identify with “Just a Girl” singer from the ‘90s, Gwen Stefani. So, if they like something, gen Z, in swift knee-jerk fashion, must reject it. Just like the side part, skinny jeans, and the laughing and crying emoji, gen Z will oppose it.
So the equation is simple. Anything millennials like=uncool. We would argue that anyone who has anything against Gwen doesn't know what they're talking about but that might give us away so we'll stay mute on this one.
Comes Out Swinging
Ending an argument with “let that sink in.” A clear sign of fortitude. This tweet is laying it down! It is a known fact that fashion trends make comebacks every now and then. But here they take this regular social phenomenon and turn it into an insult. Good times.
Putting middle parts in their place, this tweeter claimed it was from her parents’ generation, where they got their hairstyle from. "Mom jeans," the gen X pick, come from boomers, she says. Throwing gen Zs in with the baby boomers is serious business.
This person, a mother of a 15-year-old daughter, asked said daughter if she had ever heard of “Seinfeld,” the sitcom that sat at the peak of ‘90s comedy for most of the decade. It’s a great show, who wouldn’t think it’s a great show? Tell me, it’s a great show (extra Jerry).
Well, her kid could not say that it was good, bad, or indifferent. What she said is she heard it came from the *late* 1900s. As if the show is something she learned about in ancient history class. This girl has no chill.
Retro Doesn't Mean New
When a gen Zer sees something fresh on the internet, they think it is a brand-new thing. If old styles lay on new shelves, gen Z assumes that it is a cutting-edge look straight off the “cool” train. This person was responding to the Reddit request for over-30s to vent about annoying things gen Z does.
She said that they act like the things they wear or like are avant-garde, or something. Her coworker, who had never heard of ‘80s fashion trends, was decked out in a total eighties look, insisting it was a new fashion.