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    Sorry, Only People Born Between 1994–2000 Will Relate To These 27 Things

    ~You got the best (or worst?) of both worlds.~

    If you were born in the mid- to late-'90s, then you know what it's like to be sandwiched between two pretty distinct (and sometimes opposing) generations: millennials and Gen Z.

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    Your childhood was split between the '90s and '00s. You grew up alongside the revolution of digital tech and computers. And you can relate to and cringe at both millennials and Gen Z. You're a Zillennial.

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    So, we recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community born between 1994 and 2000 to tell us how they'd define the Zillennial generation, and they painted a pretty clear picture.

    If your childhood involved most of these things, then congratulations, you're officially a Zillennial.

    Below are the things they shared. So, without further ado, Zillennials, when you were a kid, you...

    1. Had VHS tapes, but also owned a VCR, DVD player, and game console all at the same time.

    A VCR next to a VHS tape
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    Suggested by: CB3o, born in 1999

    Was it a GameCube? PS1 or PS2?

    2. Used dial-up internet...

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    Suggested by: hobbitgirl96, born in 1996

    ...and then had to get off when someone (your mom) needed to use the phone.

    3. Played with Polly Pocket, Bratz, Betty Spaghetty, Pixel Chix, and My Scene dolls.

    The 'Sasha' Bratz doll from the Funk 'N' Glow Collection in a box on a shelf at a toy store
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    Suggested by: monikap6, born in 1996

    You know you tasted those plastic Polly Pocket clothes, don't deny it.

    4. "Learned" how to use Microsoft Office at school.

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    Suggested by: mallmoth, born in 1996

    It's in quotes because, let's be real, you figured it out faster than your teachers.

    5. Started elementary school with an iMacG3 in the classroom, then graduated high school with an iPad at home.

    People look at the new MacIntosh computers in Japan in 1999
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    Suggested by: amandag4fe9e4ba0, born in 1994

    Home row keys, anyone?

    6. Actually hung up your corded landlines.

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    Suggested by: jessicam4dd34ec35, born in 1997

    And you awkwardly introduced yourself when you called your friend but their parent answered.

    7. Carried a Walkman, an MP3 player, and then all of the iPods.

    A person holds an iPod playing the Beatles in front of a Mac with iTunes open
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    Suggested by: keyzwiz678, born in 1998

    Shoutout if you shared your earbuds with your friends on the bus.

    8. Had one family computer (and printer) at home.

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    Suggested by: ktk8895, born in 1995

    Did you have to watch your sibling play games, or were you the one playing?

    9. Watched what are now classic and iconic videos online when YouTube first started.

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    Suggested by: miabennet, born in 1998

    "Let me borrow that top."

    10. Owned flip phones or phones with physical QWERTY keyboards.

    Paris Hilton holds up a pink Motorola Razr as she gives a peace sign
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    Suggested by: ktk8895, born in 1995

    The first iPhone didn't come out until you were in middle school.

    11. Made a Myspace account in elementary or middle school (Top 8!!!), then a Facebook account later.

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    Suggested by: strangerthanitseems, born in 1998

    There's def a pic of you in braces at the Apple Store floating around the internet somewhere.

    12. Shopped at Limited Too before it became Justice.

    An old Limited Too storefront in a mall
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    Suggested by: syeppers1904, born in 2000

    And after, too.

    13. Watched "older" Disney shows like Lizzie McGuire and "newer" ones like The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

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    Suggested by: miabennet, born in 1998

    That's So the Suite Life of Hannah Montana. 'Nuff said.

    14. Vaguely remember 9/11, but don't have an elaborate "where were you" story because you were, at most, in elementary school.

    The 9/11 memorial lights shining where the Twin Towers used to stand
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    Suggested by: itmemichaela, born in 1995

    And are often thought of as the last generation to really remember it.

    15. Burned mix CDs.

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    Suggested by: strangerthanitseems, born in 1998

    And you used Napster and LimeWire.

    16. Played with and on Webkinz.

    A young girl poses next to a computer showing the Webkinz website and two stuffed Webkinz
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    Suggested by: bbb35603, born in 1999

    Were they a Neopets rip-off, though?

    17. Were sort of taught cursive, but then never used it.

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    Suggested by: hollyb31, born in 1996

    Throwback to those kids who couldn't sign their names on the SATs.

    18. Took care of your beloved Tamagotchi...

    Two people set up their Tamagotchis
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    Suggested by: miabennet, born in 1998

    ...until you didn't and found it dead.

    19. Played CD-ROM games and drew on Microsoft Paint for fun.

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    Suggested by: urlybird, born in 1994

    Before the internet was for school and information.

    20. Remember Fred. Unfortunately? Affectionately?

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    Suggested by: ktk8895, born in 1995

    His dad was John Cena.

    21. Watched movies on portable DVD players.

    Two young girls lay on a bed and watch a movie on a portable DVD player
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    Suggested by: hollyb31, born in 1996

    Especially in the car!

    22. Used Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 in school.

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    Suggested by: tiedye4, born in 1998

    Then you always had to make PowerPoints for school projects.

    23. Spent a majority of your childhood playing outside and a majority of your teen years behind a screen.

    Children play on spinning monkey bars at a park
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    Suggested by: tglazer, born in 1998

    Life before social media, amirite?

    24. Learned how to use floppy disks before flash drives took over.

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    Suggested by: strangerthanitseems, born in 1998

    After that, you just submitted everything online (@Turnitin).

    25. Manually rolled up car windows as a kid before electric windows were a standard thing.

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    Suggested by: hollyb31, born in 1996

    Maybe you even got your finger caught once or twice.

    26. And, lastly, you bounced on (or wanted to bounce on) Moon Shoes.

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    Suggested by: urlybird, born in 1994

    Who invented these and why?

    Sound like your childhood? If you're a Zillennial, let us know if you agree or what we missed. Share in the comments below!

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