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.
A Gen Z Diss
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.
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.
Once looked up to for being cool, millennials have witnessed it slowly get ripped away. They see indications online in social media, but even when they leave the media sphere, they’ve been learning they must move over for the younger gen.
This person was at a dance club when she realized she wasn’t really invited. On that evening she heard where the cool was at. And it wasn’t with her gen, it was with the 2000s babies.
Breaking the News
Someone’s got to do it. In this case, it was her cousin who informed her that she was old due to the fact she was born in the last century.
So, here’s a girl who was born in the ‘90s who was wearing her birth year like an amulet. Sadly being proud of being a 90s baby is passé if gen Zers are to be believed. (Requisite sad face pouring tears emoji.)