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    Updated on Nov 9, 2019. Posted on Nov 6, 2019

    Boomers Are Saying The Word "Boomer" Is A "Slur," So The Actual Dictionary Had To Completely Shut Them Down

    "Replace the word “Boomer” in your article with ANY minority group using a slur for that group (somehow Boomer has become a slur) and YOU WOULD BE FIRED." WHAT?!

    Last week, Taylor Lorenz wrote about how teens have started saying "OK boomer" to clueless older people.

    nytimes.com

    Taylor said: "'OK boomer' has become Generation Z’s endlessly repeated retort to the problem of older people who just don’t get it, a rallying cry for millions of fed up kids."

    After reading Taylor's piece, I did a simple tweet roundup comparing the two generations.

    And boomers lost their damn minds.

    ABC

    I got a bunch of emails from people who were offended, but one email in particular stood out because some person said "Boomer" is a slur for a "minority group."

    Replace the word “Boomer” in your article with ANY minority group using a slur for that group (somehow Boomer has become a slur) and YOU WOULD BE FIRED.

    I kid you not.

    ABC

    A slur for a minority group!!!

    ABC

    And this person isn't the only one who thinks like this.

    ABC

    This person:

    And this person said the same thing:

    Whew.

    ABC

    I've never used the white guy blinking GIF, but I can't think of a better time to use it than now.

    The literal Dictionary eventually had to get involved to clarify to these people just how wrong they were:

    It's a joke.

    Boomers being rude to millennials and Gen Z: yOu’Re So SeNsItIvE Gen Z: Ok boomer Boomers: THEY CALLED ME A -SLUR- I FEEL *dramatic gasp* Attacked! I didn’t provoke this! You need to respect your elders! Do you see the problem???

    It's not that serious.

    Go lick your finger and turn the page of a book or something.

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