From dressing to the work place, choice of music, TV Shows, films, movies and now Emoji choices, Millennials are now ancient according to Gen Z.
Gen Z is broadly defined as the generation that was born between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s. They are preceded by Millennials.
Gen Zers grew up at a time when the internet was already ubiquitous and often in the palm of their hands. They are getting older and steadily moving toward becoming the most digitally connected generation.
Millennials on the other hand, grew up with social media, most of them have experienced the use of phones, access to technology but at a later stage, compared to Gen Z. It is easier for a Gen Z to record a video than it is for a millennial. Reason being, millennials are self conscious – will probably pause to confirm that actually they hit the record button.
Last year the generation war blew up on TikTok.
Parted hair, skinny jeans (which Gen Z has replaced with assorted varieties like mam jeans, boyfriend, joggers, ballet flats) are some items that Gen Z will skip over in a heartbeat. They love crop tops, long cardigans, their shoe game is different too.
Skinny jeans is out of fashion 😱 Are you fu***ng kidding me. It has always been my go to attire!
Apparently, we have been accused of romanticising the 90s a lot and are too hung up on Harry Potter and Friends. Can you blame us?
A TikToker made fun of ‘millennials parted hair’ , – The parted hair trend is not cool anymore.
“What audios should I do with my millennial cosplay before I take it off”
Gen Z has all the attention even from social media brands. META owned Facebook and Instagram continue to bend over backwards trying to emulate TikTok, which is flooded by Gen Z. The internet quirks that Millennials have called their own for years like Facebook, are beginning to feel a bit or a whole lot of stale, if not downright cringey. Short Video format videos/reels/TikTok Videos is what’s popular. YouTube added shorts.
Language has changed. Gen Z have their own terminology and slang, which some millennials are still trying to understand and catch up with, no cap.
Slang evolution is inevitable, even in the streets. Are you cool or are you cheugy? Cheugy means uncool. Don’t say swag, say drip. Drip refers to your looks, especially if its sexy or in style, fashionable. Something will hit different if it makes you feel a different type of way, makes an impact.
Snatched means something is fierce or amazing. Bet is a term of approval, agreement. Someone is said to understand the assignment if they nail it, an actor can be said to understand the assignment if they play their character well.
Bussin means that something is perfect, it’s really really really good. Chilling out is also getting old, Vibing might sound much better.
Recent reports indicate that some emojis are also getting old, according to Gen Z; they find some emojis rude, outright annoying.
Gen Zers told CNN Business they like to assign their own meanings to emojis, which then spreads to others in their cohort, often through social media.
The thumps up emoji has been termed ‘unsettling’ by one Reddit user.
Anyway, I think it’s normal to ‘thumbs up’ messages, but I still feel like it’s such an unsettling response. Does anyone else feel this way?”
For younger people (I’m 24 for reference) the thumbs up emoji is really passive aggressive,”
Gen Z have admitted that they love using emojis, however not all of them. If you don’t know the meaning behind some of them, you might get the wrong message. One Quora user has noted;
As a Gen Z, we are very unique and love emojis a lot. We usually use pregnant emojis when we think someone is attractive, they can ‘make someone pregnant just by looking at them”.Nysa Sood via Quora
The thumps up emoji makes you look old and is inappropriate in a professional setting.
There are some emojis that are said to be age-specific. However, Gen Z opines that a few emojis including the internet’s favorite ‘thumbs-up’ emoji shouldn’t be used in a professional setup. The younger generation thinks that some of the emojis used by millennials appear a bit passive-aggressive in texts.notes a Quora user.
The laughing face emoji is no longer cool. This is, 💀
Gen Z said this means it’s so funny they’re laughing/dying.
With all due respect I am a bit confused. I will stick with my Laugh emoji 😂😂
Thank you..QUORA USER