Millennials, Baby Boomers, Gen Z so many names to define a different generation and there still isn't any sign of peace between any of them. And the latest banter to hit social media is the hilarious Ok Boomer Memes that are intended to respond sarcastically to the angry elders who are being outright condescending. If social media is even a bit of your thing, you must have heard of the names used for different generations, online. For those who don't know, Millennials, also known as Generation Y are the ones born from the year 1981 to 1996, baby boomers are the ones born on1946-1964, generation X born between the years1965 to1980 and post-millennials are born from 1997 to present. However, you must have seen the phrase, "Ok, Boomers" doing rounds on the internet. Well, it is a kind of an internet slang used to clap back at the people from the older generation who act stubborn and aren't supportive of change. Funny memes and jokes are going viral on the internet of people giving it back to the older people.
'Ok, Boomer' Explained
Ok, Boomer is a way of cryptically responding to the people from the older generation who always criticise and bad mouth the others. A baby boomer is someone who is born between 1946 and 1964 and when you respond with an "ok, boomer", you actually are replying to the unsolicited opinions from them that are insulting and mean. The baby boomer generation forms a huge part of the present generation. And when you say ok, boomer to someone elderly you are basically giving a verbal eye roll to that person. Slang by Dictionary.com defines ok boomer as, "OK boomer is a viral internet slang phrase used, often in a humorous or ironic manner, to call out or dismiss out-of-touch or close-minded opinions associated with the baby boomer generation and older people more generally."
Ok Boomer Memes
Anyone: "Ok Boomer"
— Trav Guy (@TheOtherTravGuy) November 6, 2019
Brigitte has an “Ok Boomer!” moment right here 😂 pic.twitter.com/K9klEr6xwr
— Overwatch 2 memes & news (@gamewatchtoday) November 5, 2019
Boomer, my dog: pic.twitter.com/XQrxyUvB0r
— the dogs are soft (and the commissions are closed) (@soft__dogs) November 6, 2019
boomer: calls us sensitive
boomer: calls us entitled
boomer: says we can't take a joke
us: ok boomer
— festive bitch (@disasterbisexu1) November 4, 2019
— that_fckn_guy (@biggerestfella) November 6, 2019
However, it must be made clear that the "ok, boomer" clap back is only used for people who are being rude, ignorant, condescending and insulting to the younger generation. It is not aimed to be used otherwise to hurt people's sentiments.