She got called old twice in two days! First by a coworker and again by her son. The gen Z girl at work was pointing out what she thought was obvious. If someone uses email, they must be old.
How else would you know how to use it? But it took this social media user by surprise. Especially since she learned that only old people leave VMs the very next day, courtesy of her own kid.
The Doggo Divide
Millennials will retreat on a few of the more cringe memes about them, but do not touch language like “doggo.” This is war. For gen Z, it’s open season and they'll go after the most endeared words of the millennial vernacular.
This gen Z tweet chuckles about how the older gen can be the tough guy in a chat room, but then calls cute canines "doggos." It’s not just him. Over on Reddit, for example, there is an entire page titled, “I hate when people say doggo and pupper.”
CD Player Pity
Gen Z never had the privilege of listening to their favorite song via a portable CD player or a boombox.
Gen Z kids’ parents might have a boombox laying around the house, and babes probably know what one is. But if they know one thing, it is that people who used them are old. This babysitter can testify to the fact.
Is This a “Your Mama” Joke?
This double dig associates millennials with the other generation the internet loves to hate. Baby boomers! According to @Paradoxology13, gen Z is cool because they’re being raised by gen X. But if your mama is a boomer, it shows and not in a good way.
It’s interesting that right smack dab in the middle of the battle, gen Z vs. gen M, there’s a mutual good guy. Gen X is cool by both generations while baby boomers fall somewhere between toxic poop and intractably annoying.
Did a Thing
“Did a thing” is an efficient and effective catchphrase of the millennial vernacular that they can use in all kinds of situations to explain that they did something they're proud of.
Others, ahem...gen Zs, cannot stand to see it. You won’t catch them saying she “just did a thing!” But what in the world is a cat cactus holder? Something only a millennial would buy.